Photos by Terri Mason
Removing the second cast; measuring the progress of “The Mighty” Quinn
The nippers are used to pry off the cast
Examining the sole of the hoof
With a cadaver leg, Lane demonstrates how a small angle change can severely affect the angle of the coffin bone
Mapping – using the hoof protocol
This is a great example of how much Tea Tree Oil spreads; the two “lines” to the right of the crack is the coverage from a single drop
The crescent-shaped diagram indicates the vast amount of hoof wall currently without support due to the massive crack. As time progresses and the crack grows out, the affected area diminishes and with a continuous regimen of competent hoof care, will eventually grow out.
Quinn has had two casts applied back to back and the constant pressure does inhibit hoof growth. As the gelding is housed in a relatively small pen without a lot of space for tearing around, Lane decided to not apply a cast this time in order to allow for maximum growth.
“The Mighty” Quinn post trim. I sincerely apologize to all the great equine photographers that I know; this is definitely a bad shot of a good looking horse. TM
We thank Lane and Margie Moore for allowing us to following Quinn’s rehabilitation. Lane regularly conducts training clinics year-round at their facility near Caroline, Alta. To learn more about balanced trimming and dates for upcoming clinics, call (403) 844-5438 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next: Day 180 – The On-Going Saga…
Six months has passed since hoof trimmer Lane Moore of Caroline, Alta., began rehabilitating the hooves of Quinn, a six-year-old gelding. Check out the remarkable transformation.