June 30, 2017
Yesterday was a maintenance day, one which couldn’t have fell better given the grey murky autumn like weather!
Equine Touch and a visit from the farrier was the order of the day. The visit from Jo was good, Cash was quite tight through his Pecs, neck and had heat in his near side shoulder to start with.
After Jo had finished her session he had softened up through his neck, had more movement in his shoulders and softened over his back. All in all not holding himself so tense.
It’s really interesting to watch the session start, move through moves, watch the horses process and show reactions to tension release and then see the end result, in Cash’s case a lovely square stance with weight distributed equally.
Moving onto his feet, looking at the photo above you can see his offside fore heels are quite high and contracted, resulting in a boxy foot!
Unfortunately over the last 6 months Cash hasn’t been shod the best and so yesterday we had a new farrier come to visit.
Over time we will bring those heels down and encourage them to widen to match his near fore better, they will never be a perfect matching pair. Just as we human’s don’t have identical feet, but they will be much better in time.
Hind feet, pretty happy with, good solid feet, just want a better shape to them.
Next ET visit around 3 weeks, next Farrier visit 6 weeks. Couple of easy days for Cash now, back on if time allows Saturday afternoon.