Farrier

In our effort to make Lily more comfortable, we found a farrier who employs natural trim techniques, which is helping Lily immensely. All of the horses here at Horse Feathers are healthy and barefoot. We are documenting Lily's journey to soundness on this page, in an effort to help others in their quest for soundness for their own horses.

Lily's hoof on arrival at Horse Feathers - she was shod, but her foot was badly overgrown, and her coffin bone had rotated in a downward position.

Bottom of foot prior to shoe removal

 

After shoe removal - the red spot is where her coffin bone was beginning to penetrate the sole of her foot.

 

Continued improvement with frequent trimmings. The hole in the toe area is due to abscessing caused by the sloughing of dead laminae, as her hoof heals from the inside out.

   

From the last visit on November 5, 2007 - note the improvement in her sole, and the healing that is taking place.

 

Her feet are finally reaching a normal 45 degree angle, which will ease her pain, and promote continued healing, as she grows a new, healthy hoof. 

 

Her appointment on November 27, 2007

       

December 23, 2007

 

The de-rotation of her coffin bone from April to January

 

        April, 2007                 January, 2008

March 2008 - Continued Improvement

Her sole - notice the difference from the earlier pictures!

 

 

We will continue to update Lily's journey to soundness on this page. 

 

Please feel free to email us with any comments or questions.