Day 59 – Dec 1, 2012 – Saving “The Mighty” Quinn
Lane Moore of Caroline, Alta., a balanced trimmer, has been rehabilitating the hooves of Quinn with balanced trims using the hoof trimming protocol method.
Day 59 – Right front
Quinn’s right front hoof after the trim. Lane Moore aggressively cleaned out the crack to remove as much of the scar hoof and bacteria. He marked the top of the crack and the top of the coronet band to show the growth rate since Oct 4.
Another view of Quinn’s right hoof.
Day 59 – left front hoof
Quinn’s left front hoof after the trim. The twin cracks that had been forming were cleaned out and the growth rate was marked.
Near side view of Quinn’s hooves after the trim and before the cast is applied.
Off-side view of Quinn’s trimmed hooves before the cast was applied.
Lane filling the twin cracks with epoxy to keep the cleaned out surface as clean as possible.
Quinn’s right hoof requires a cast. Before applying it, Lane drizzled Tea Tree Oil into the area, as well as inserted a piece of gauze soaked in the Oil into the crack. Tea Tree Oil (also known as melaleuca oil) is used for its gentle yet effective antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties.
Preparing Quinn’s hoof to accept the cast. Lane applies a super-sticky black glue on the outer hoof wall.
The hoof after the glue is applied. Note the glue is applied below the coronet band and on both sides of the crack, but not IN the crack. The wet looking area above and around the crack is Tea Tree Oil.
Again, as on Day 25, generous daubs of Magic Cushion are used to fill the collateral grooves on both sides of the frog. Here, Lane begins the time-sensitive cast application.
The cast hoof.
With Quinn’s hoof on the stand, Lane carefully trims away any of the cast encroaching on the coronet band area.
Quinn — trimmed and cast applied.
Lane Moore and “The Mighty” Quinn inside the Moore’s horse trimming and training facility.
We thank Lane and Marjie 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 weekend clinics, call (403) 844-5438 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next: Day 108 – the Cast Comes Off…