Taking pictures of the soles of Minnie and Cassie’s feet takes more than one pair of hands, so today I got my daughter to supply those extra hands and operate the camera, while I picked up the horses feet.
Here is Cassie’s left fore.
Cassie’s right fore
Cassie’s right hind
And Cassie’s left hind
It is hard to see with the shoes on, but the bars on her feet all feel sharp. Her hind feet have some concavity, her front feet are much flatter. Her frogs look withered, and there are loose bits flapping about. To my inexpert eyes, Minnie’s frogs look much better and I wonder if that is because she has been barefoot all round until recently.
Here is Minnie’s right front. This is the foot she was sore on and also the leg with the damaged tendon. Again it’s hard to see in the photo, but the bars on her front feet look and feel as if they have folded over.
Here is Minnie’s left fore
Minnie’s right hind
Minnie’s left hind
Minnie has a small bit of flare on the outside of her hind feet. Her hind feet have some concavity and there is a toe callous. She doesn’t seem to have any problems walking on gravel with her hind feet.