The owner states the horse had laminitis many months back. The horse presently raced two weeks ago, the shoe fell of during the race and the horse came up lame. This is the rigging the blacksmith engineered to keep a shoe on. I'm impressed with the ingenuity!

At first glance
(A)- the Hoof Wall is jagged and not attached to the Hoof Horn.
(B)- the Hoof Horn is hard, dead, a tremendous amount of rotted Horn.
(C)- it appears "White Line Disease" has possibly affected this hoof


After further evaluation -
(A) removed all of the undermined Hoof Horn
(B) Shaped the Hoof Wall (Breakover Point)
(C) Cleaned the Sole and all dead tissues

This hoof is hollow underneath the Hoof Wall. See Below!


This is a side view of the Hoof.
A - Hoof Wall
B - Hollow area previous home of the Hoof Horn
C - Hoof Sole

A - This spot in the sole is thin and bruised indicating some rotation.

B - View of the Toe somewhat pointed

C - The Hoof Wall Gap to the Sole


Applied "The Millennium Patch Application Technique".

A - Cross Hoof Ventilation

B - Rebuilt the Inner Horn Wall and the Outer Hoof Wall

C - Kept the "Natural" Shape of the Weight bearing surface


A - Nicely formed and conditioned Frog

B - Bars look clean and concave

C - Sole is bruised, the breakover point has been adjusted and the sole is now concave after rebuilding.

This horse successfully qualified 7 days later and was sound the day after. The owner stated that the horse would race in one week.


HORSE HOOF REPAIR | MY SERVICES | VIEW MY WORK | RUSTY'S REVIEW | EDUCATIONAL
TESTIMONIALS
| RUSTY'S PRODUCTS | YOUR MARKETPLACE | LINKS | WEB RINGS | CONTACT RUSTY


Copyright 1999 Rusty Freeman and Rusty's Equine Hoof Repairs. This page is designed and maintained by Data Design Group, Ltd.