Here some more cases to illustrate how the hooves consistently change from more distortion and usually discomfort and short strides, to a significantly less distorted hoof leading to a lot more hoof comfort and stride quality.
Please note the different time frames on the examples. These can vary by quite some time due to this being a multi-factorial problem. The severity of the pathology is a key player here, but also the length the problem has been present for, how early in the horse’s life it became present, how well the boarding situation has been optimised to support the changes, and how often the horse gets trimmed.
The photos are typically taken at the beginning of a trimming appointment.