I thought you would like to see a picture of Jadey, our TB ex-racehorse mare.
She was a challenging horse to transition to barefoot, I think mainly because she had been shod at a very young age.
As I’ve mentioned, she’s an ex-racehorse and before she arrived here, she broke down, and was redundant in the raceyard – she was virtually given to me as last resort.
During her transition to barefoot, she shed several hoof capsules and there was a great deal of abscessing and at the time it seemed never ending. However she is now beautifully sound and I am able to ride and hunt her with no problems.
The ability of the horses hoof to heal is amazing.
Here is a picture of Jadey hunting, yesterday – her hooves are now fabulous and she goes over all the different terrains we come across out hunting.
For those wondering, this is anything from grass fields, to ploughed flint fields, to woody stoney tracks, and roads for 4-5hrs plus.
And here is another picture with one of my daughters and my husband riding two of our other barefoot horses.
These two were both very easy to transition unlike Jadey.
Right: Dutch Warmblood
Middle (Jadey): Thoroughbred
Left: Thoroughbred X Unknown!
The photographs above were taken by my eldest daughter who was also out on Saturday – riding our coloured Irish Sports Horse – Tigerlily who is also barefoot. (Photo below of the 2 of them from another day).
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