Re: pony feet pics are up/ short notice... (my pony too!) Now Orion'

Deb Funderburk <hawkhilldeb@...>

Hi Tori-- Thanks so much for posting those pictures. I know what you mean when you say you didn't see much of a dent after "going to town" on his hooves. I especially notice that when working on the heels. They are like rock. The toe seems to come off better, but as I say, I cannot force myself to take the necessary amount off at once. But I know that Lavinia will probably say you need to go back more on those toes.

I see what you are saying about the pinkish color on the heels. Through the months I have come across layers and spots of red and black discoloration in Cory's feet, but it has never turned out to be fresh blood. It certainly makes me pause, though. Lavinia will let you know what it is.

Are you working on Orion while he laying down? For months that was the only way I could trim Cory, and now that he is up most of the time, I am having a hard time getting enough trimming in. He usually isn't comfortable enough to stand three-legged while I clumsily rasp away at his feet.

Have you had a look at Connie and Falki's trim in ECHoof? I think that is an example of someone taking the bull by the horns and getting the trimming done. It is inspirational. Here is the link:

Keep trimming and posting those photos. I need all of the education I can get by looking at other's hoof photos and Lavinia's mark-ups and comments.

Deb and Cory in NC
July 2012

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