RB Kindle贏得了阿拉帕霍公園

所有的馬 - 不僅僅是偉大的馬 - 值得有機會有很好的腳。如果你的馬已經欠跑腳跟,長腳和尖的腳,不要絕望。你並不遇到這些條件;有方法可以管理它們。讓我告訴你一個故事。

我們的家人擁有高度阿拉伯人,多年來,我們在耐力和軌道賽車中享有巨大的成功時刻......兩個領域我們非常熱衷於作為一個家庭。一個母馬,特別是在賽道上展示了令人難以置信的人才。作為一個有前途的三歲,RB Kindle在2017賽季完成了3勝,1秒,長腳趾,欠跑腳跟和肌腱。我們不是把她的家帶到賽道上,因為我們想讓她準備下一個賽季。她繼續在2018年贏得另一場比賽,她的第二次令人失望。

我忙於工作的項目,令人遺憾的是,沒有進入更大的問題。Kindle的腳在她麵前得到了出路。她有長腳趾,非常欠的腳跟,角度差。在2017年的Retama Park下麵是如下圖所示。她看起來很健康,意味著和瘦。但仔細看看她的腳。

看起來很棒的烤場公園......但仔細看看。
長腳趾,欠跑腳跟。
紅線強調角度差,缺乏支持

Kindle’s feet had slowly gotten out in front of her, and I blame no one but myself! I didn’t travel to the track to see her in person. I didn’t ask for photos of her feet because I didn’t have time to travel. I was too busy for my horses. That’s no excuse because I know better. I’m not a farrier, but I have been in the hoof care industry for the last 25 years. I have the hoof and anatomy knowledge to prevent this from happening, but I didn’t have the time to go to the track and really look over my horses. I take 100% of the blame.

在Septemb Kindle的第二個賽季結束後er, 2018, I brought her home and started the process of bringing her feet back to a healthy condition. It was time to get more involved and see what I could do to help this very nice horse. My plan was to rehab her feet barefoot and use strap-on boots and glue-on protection when needed to keep her comfortable. I trimmed her every 10 days to 2 weeks until we grew in a full new hoof.

I have seen hoof care professionals in the industry (Sossity and Mario Gargiulo, Pete Ramey, Curtis Burns, David Landerville, Duncan McLaughlin, and others) turn feet around and get them healthy. It was time to give it a whirl by myself. I set out to make these major changes:

  1. Pull Shoes.鞋子的挑戰之一是您不能每10天完成修剪調整到2周。讓她的鞋子允許我把腳趾帶回來,正確地修剪她的腳跟,並在健康的新腳上成長。如果您確實使用鞋子並經常將它們移除以進行修剪,您的Farrier將用盡釘子的地方。
  2. Movement.Lots of movement in good footing stimulates blood flow and hoof growth. (We are lucky to have a 75 Euroxciser, but round pens and lunge lines work just as well.) Kindle walked or jogged 5 days a week on average.
  3. 膠水和背帶蹄保護。This allowed me to continue her training and protect her feet during the transition process. These products made her much more comfortable, and she trained well during the hoof transition.
  4. 愈合完成後將她放在膠水上。When I was happy with the transition of her feet, I made a commitment to keep her in glue-on shoes and only send her back to the track if I could be involved with her hoof care.

So began the healing process when we brought her home in September, 2018. First, I pulled Kindle’s shoes and gave her the first trim. She was a bit footsore, but it immediately improved her angles. New hoof growth started coming in ten days later, with a better angle and better connection. The goal quickly became growing out her entire hoof capsule with regular trimming.

越來越近。生長出來的蹄子。

在我們腳下腳後,我對結果感到滿意,我將她回到訓練中,希望賽季強大。我想馳騁她,看看我是否可以讓她合適。請注意,我,我是6'4“和210英鎊沒有粘性......遠離體重和身高的運動騎手的經典形象。但我想知道她是否可以在休賽期中攜帶我,它隻會讓她更強大。我們在1月開始工作,穩步增加了工作量。

Kindle doing some winter training in Colorado.
都長大了。準備好準備膠水。
E.asyboot LC膠合到位訓練。

Kindle getting in the work barefoot while carrying 220lbs.

We chose a venue close to home (Arapahoe Park Racetrack just outside Denver, Colorado) to ensure we could be involved with her ongoing hoof care. This local venue was less prestigious than other options, but it served our goal of an ideal location to prioritize her hoof health. I was determined to make changes because of the mistakes I made in the past.

Heading to the track inE. asyShoe Competesand a better hoof.
刪除她Easyshoe競爭after six weeks and two wins at Arapahoe Park.

Kindle在阿拉帕瓦園開始了2019年的比賽賽。她的第一場比賽是6月2日,一個5 1/2弗隆比賽,她贏得了,沒有太多催促。她的最後一次隻是一個遠離設置新賽道記錄的頭發。Kindle於6月16日在阿拉帕霍公園的首次出來,距離1英裏,她再次贏了。在Arapahoe公園的賽季剩餘時間內,比賽不太可能發生,所以我們希望在加利福尼亞州的7月6日舉行的7月6日舉行的7月6日舉行的7月份家庭度假。加州旅行允許Kindle有機會對兩名重要對手進行比賽:2x Darley Champion Dream Pearl和West-Coast Champion Sand Victor。這種競爭水平使我們有機會更好地識別Kindle目前的人才和健康水平。

不用說,她贏了。

Kindle現在有7個勝利。這是一個有趣和充滿挑戰的旅程。它不僅使我們能夠改變一匹好馬的生活,而且還賦予我挑戰,以實現我尊重這個行業最多的蹄子專業人士所吸取的挑戰。

和最好的事情?我們有一個健康,快樂,快樂的馬,隨時隨地攜帶男孩們多年來。

5.COMMENTS

  1. 有趣的故事和驚人的結果!從你開始的時候,腳的變化很明顯,他們看起來好多了。謝謝你包括比賽的視頻 - 看看很有趣!!

  2. 我喜歡你是如何開始的:“所有的馬 - 不僅僅是偉大的馬 - 值得有機會有好的腳”我喜歡你是多麼敬業,你是如何讓他們得到最好的生活。感謝分享。

  3. RB Kindle Post非常出色。祝賀優質工作和精彩的結果。

    I have a OTTB and you have to wonder about the care they get at the track. You would think it would be great but that is not the case. The idea of long toes really baffles me.

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