Monday, August 4, 2008
Pictures of Hooves
Beautiful has been doing such a great job of letting me pick up and clean her front feet, I asked my husband to come out and get a picture of them while I had them up this evening.
Unfortunately, I had forgotten to bring my pick with me, so the hooves had gotten a little dirty since earlier in the day, and we were in a hurry--so no time to find my pick--which I regret now.
It may be difficult to discern from the picture, but the sole is as hard as a rock--literally. The grooves around the frog go in pretty deep, though the pictures don't really demonstrate it.
Tomorrow I'll get pictures of the outside of the hooves. She's really needing another trim and there is a farrier coming out for another horse--so I'm hoping I can talk her into doing it now that Beautiful is so good about her front feet.
That's my husband petting Beautiful--it's part of her "man" training. I don't want her to develop preferences for women since so many of the helpers who come into her life are of the opposite sex. So, what you see there is "training"--though Beautiful is enjoying herself a little too much! She kept giving him love bites whenever he'd stop and she began to go to him rather than me. So, I'd say it was a success. :)
Here is a link to a website that discusses club foot & another the parts of the hoof: