Traumatized heel bulbs

The following is a short case study of a three-year-old Quarter Horse gelding with traumatized heel bulbs in both hind hooves. This horse presented with extremely flat and bruised soles, and was walking on his heel bulbs. Shoes were applied to his hinds and within one cycle (approximately 8 weeks) his hooves had already shown dramatic improvement in sole depth and heel length. Click on photos to see a larger image.