May 08, 2013

2MT Case Study - Applying Lateral Wedges

Recently I had a Power Point presentation to prepare, and decided the project I would present would be applying lateral wedges to the horse shown here.  I decided this documented case study would be interesting to others so I decided to share it with you all.  The process will show how leveling the heels on a base narrow horse changes the way the horse stands and moves. 

When I started out, I picked up the foot and saw that the bars had grown out onto the sole. Just by looking, I could see the bars on the left side were almost touching the white line. On the right, the white line of the bars was out in the middle of the foot. 

After I trimmed the feet, I applied shoes. I noticed a red spot just above the frog were the bars pressured the sole.  After about, two weeks this corn blew out as an abscess.  There was a big difference after I built the wedge and leveled the heels.   Once this happened, the bulbs were the same height the ground.

After both shoes are nailed, the hocks have opened up and the horse stood more square.

I used all of these pictures in my Power Point presentation and it went really well! I hope you enjoyed reading about this interesting case. 

- Tab Pigg, CJF






I will be applying lateral wedges to the horse shown here.

This picture shows the foot and how the bars grew out onto the sole.





You can see the bulbs are the same height as the ground.

This is the same foot after the trim and the shoe was applied.




This is the same horse after both shoes are nailed on and you can see how the hocks have opened up and the horse stands more square.