Horse and rider right after a trim.
The mare is classified as a pony but is a QH, with large, horse-sized feet. She had fairly healthy feet to start with, with the exception of some minor flaring that was corrected over the course of the first two trims. This enabled her right lead canter to improve and helped with better lead changes.
Slight Medial Flare Flare has been corrected
Left Right Left Sole
She and her owner/rider have had a very successful 2007 showing season, winning Champion in Children’s Hunter Pony Division at the “Big E” Eastern Seaboard Exposition in MA, a finalist (8th place) in Marshall & Sterling National Finals at HITS in Saugerties NY, and Reserve Champion at Gardnertown Farms in Newburgh NY. They are now (February 2008) competing at HITS in Ocala, FL.
At the “Big E” In a Chronicle of the Horse ad congratulating M&S Finalists
(upper right hand corner)