Danny is approx 24 years old, severe stringhalt, has had it since he came into our family about 4 years ago.
|you can clearly see it here|
|Not much in the right|
|again it is obvious in the left|
He is affected mostly in the left rear leg, but occasionally shows signs in the right as well, usually if it is cold or he is back up. Nothing is known about his past, what he was used and trained for,or if he suffered an injury.
He was allowed to "retire" and has been ridden very little since we have had him. In four years I have witnessed his condition progressing to where he is have trouble sensing where he is placing his feet.
Totally healed now
Here are the pictures of Danny's hooves as of today. Note that all in all they are in pretty good shape, not quite due for a trim but getting there. We are in the middle of a drought so they are a little dry, but not near as bad as my other horses. I do treat with "Horseshoers Secret" directly to hooves, once a week.
Right rear foot, also a fairly nice shape.
The strinhalt hoof. Note that it is slight more elongated, a little lower in the heel. We believe that it is a direct result of the force with which his foot comes down. It is very hard, which makes gravel or pavement very uncomfortable for him.
I feel that his weight is about as perfect as it could be.
It is my intention to ad a video of him moving to this before post to give everyone a very clear idea of how he moves.
Our next post will be on our treatment plan.