From Endurance to Dressage
In late September, Speedy hooked his coronary band on something, separating his hoof wall from the coronary band.
The treatment has been time off to allow the hoof to grow out. If you've ever watched a hoof grow, you know it takes up to a year for new hoof to grow from top to bottom. Fortunately, we won't have to wait that long.
Here's a series of photos showing Speedy's progress.
While he's been sound on it since the first day, I am not thrilled with how the coronary band looks over these past few weeks. The damaged piece of hoof is definitely coming down, but the coronary band itself is looking pretty jagged where it had been smooth before.
In real life, it actually looks pretty good, but even so, I am calling Dr. Tolley today to ask him to check out the photos. It might be that we need the farrier to step in, or it might be that we need to just keep waiting for the hoof to sort itself out.
About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
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