How it all began….
Well … It’s a long story … Your probably already sitting down so grab a cuppa and settle in!
I shudder to think the about of money I’ve spent on supplements alone (hmmm Farriers Formula, Hoof Power Plus, Pro feet, Formula Feet, Cornucrescine, Hardy Hoof and pure biotin) … over the years we have tried pretty much everything on the market (for at least 9months – as to allow the growth) – each time with limited success.
We’ve tried different shoes. Different ways of holding the crack together. Resections to remove a possible kerotoma …nothing made the improvement I dreamed of.
To be fair the structure improved greatly – her shoes stayed on longer … but functionality wise and aesthetically they were still lacking.
The light bulb moment came when she went with out front shoes simply because there wasn’t enough hoof to nail a new set to. After 6 months barefoot her feet were good enough to re-shoe – not only good enough – but better than ever! She was re-shod and off we went from there…But still the light bulb was on … what was it about taking her shoes off that had helped – that was the only change …
And so the journey began … searching for the answers … or rather sifting through so many answers to find the right ones! Cue Equine Podiatry.