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Alex Ridgeway

alexridgewayfarrier

Farrier 🐎 Newmarket UK. 🇬🇧 Studying Bsc Farriery Science 📖 . Vlogging the 🌍 of Farriery via YouTube 🎬 ⬇️ www.alexridgeway.com

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Applying Products to Horses feet....Hoof Oil or Hoof Moisturiser??! I would always recommended a moisturiser rather than any hoof oil. The hoof moisturisers, when applied regularly, maintain a good level of moisture within the hoof and around the important periople (outer layer of soft horn) and coronary region. It is here where the hoof receives its moisture and transfers it up into the coronary band and down into the horn tubules maintaining a healthy hoof wall.  The moisturiser can be applied all over the foot including the frog and sole.  We use it a lot after shoeing as it adds the final touches to our work and also protects and moisturisers the newly rasped hoof wall.  Hooves are much healthier when they maintain a more consistent moisture content which is often very difficult in this English climate. ☀️ 🌧 ☀️ ⛈  #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding
It’s not all thoroughbred 🐎 shoeing here in Newmarket 😀 This was a great case of restoring a much better hoof pastern alignment allowing me to fit a toe clip and relieve those contracted quarters. If you 👀 closely you can also see an area of bruising where the clip once was on the shod foot.  Thankfully we didn’t leave the right foot this way 🙈 #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding #cob #heavyhorse
These feet struggle to go 4 weeks between shoeing with such excessive toe growth and long sloping hoof pastern axis. We reduced the toe leverage whilst maintaining solar depth and only gentle trimming away any excessive horn from the frog area. What a transformation they make finished off with some highly recommended Hoof Moisturiser! 👌🐎👍 #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding #newmarkettrainer
The Double Frog 🐸 don’t worry it’s your horse’s 🐎 natural way of trimming their own feet, but depending of your climate it may just take some good regular hoof care to keep everything trimmed and tidy. Here in the 🇬🇧 we had a long hot period of weather which meant these feet retained all that sole and frog growth as the feet hardened up and became very dry. With the change in weather and the increased amounts of moisture the feet are now now shedding this excessive growth in large amounts and some clients becoming concerned. This is natural and if it doesn’t wear away of exfoliate totally before your next Farriery visit your farrier with simply trim it away.  #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding
Don’t panic! The Double Frog and thick flaking sole is the foots natural way of shedding excessive hoof growth.  During the hot summer months that we experienced this year in the UK 🇬🇧 the feet were unable to naturally exfoliate and retained their sole and frog thickness as it became hard and dry. Since the change in weather and the rain 🌧 we have seen many hooves shedding their sole and frog in large amounts. It’s completely natural and if it doesn’t break away on its own your farrier will gentle trim it away on your next appointment. Iv also made a video to show just that so be sure to check it out. 🙂👍🐎 🐎 👌 📞 If you are interested in any of our farriery services we are currently taking on new clients and would love to hear from you.  You can get in touch by DM, ☎️ 07795060575 or by emailing me at 📧 Alex@motionhorse.co.uk  #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding #hotsummer #horsecare #hoofcare
We decided to take this horse 🐎 barefoot after a lifetime of being shod.... but can you guess why?? I’ll explain my thought in the comments below. 💭  #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding
Decided to take this horse out of side clipped shoes and worked on restoring its Hoof Balance through foot mapping and corrective trimming. 🐎 📖 🗺  Side clipped shoes are often used to allow the shoe to be placed under the toe in an attempt to reduce the toe leverage especially with long toe hoof conformation.  In this particular case I avoided side clipped shoes and reduced that toe leverage via my trim, understanding the importance of hoof geometry and maintaining hoof strength.  I shod it with a toe clip wide web shoe, providing increased surface area and coverage over the collapsed and weak heels whilst protecting the flat sole and reduced the shoeing cycle. I’ll keep you posted on the progress over the next couple of shoeing cycles. 🐎 👌 📞 If you are interested in any of our farriery services we are currently taking on new clients and would love to hear from you.  You can get in touch by DM, ☎️ 07795060575 or by emailing me at 📧 Alex@motionhorse.co.uk  #showjumping #dressage #eventing #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding
These feet have transformed over the last 6 months and are now looking great 👍! Even with this extended unusually dry period we are having here in the UK 🇬🇧 we have managed (with a reduced shoeing cycle, regular application of @kevinbacons.equineproducts and appropriate shoe selection and application) to restore the overall balance, condition and health of these feet. We are still continuously working to restore his long sloping hoof wall but with a much stronger and healthier hoof we stand a better chance of achieving a healthier hoof mechanism. 🐎 👌 📞 If you are interested in any of our farriery services we are currently taking on new clients and would love to hear from you.  You can get in touch by DM, ☎️ 07795060575 or by emailing me at 📧 Alex@motionhorse.co.uk  #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding
This little guy, son of the mighty #frankel has a lot to live up to....but for now, he’s just checking out the new branded hats 🧢 and I think he approves 👌🐎 #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding
Back in February we were contacted to have a look at this horse and asked if there was anything we could do for him....We set about trying to improve his overall hoof mechanism restoring hoof balance, geometry and health. 🤞🏻 we continue with such improvements! This picture was sent to us this morning by the owner. 👌😃 📞 If you too are interested in any of our #farriery services then feel free to get in touch either via DM or 07795060575 🐎  #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding
Its a pleasure working with this horse and to see such improvement in his feet over such a short period of time is extremely satisfying.  His frogs are becoming much healthier and as a result his entire back half of his foot from his heels, bars and bulbs of heel are relaxing and widening.  Using Slow motion videography we noticed he was landing heel first which factoring in his palmar hoof pathologies we set about restoring a more level footfall, whilst also reducing the concussive forces experienced by the foot.  We opted for a exaggerated ‘Timeline’ shoe similar to that of a rocker shoe which helps reduce the time the heels are loaded and aids in the breakover phase of the stride.  Leather pads where used to reduce some of the concussive forces between shoe and foot, along with Vettec Equi-pak silicon cushioning injected under the pad for additional comfort.  With the use of @mark6659 foot mapping technique we are able to continually address his overall foot balance, helping to aid in the correct shoe placement.  With the help of @laurence.ridgeway and The Team at our Forge facility we can hopefully make this true gent a little more comfortable as he steps up his competitions👌🐴 📞 Interested im bring your horse to the forge or any of our Farriery services please call 07795060575 or DM 🐎👍 #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding
Following up on this particular case of Negative Palmar Angle or slight de-rotation of the pedal bone within the hoof capsule. The bar shoe, DIM material and set toe has really helped improve the overall geometry of the hoof capsule with a much improved Hoof Pastern Axis, HPA. I have avoided any sort of graduation as my aim is to encourage as much weight sharing across the back half as possible. Re shod with @stromsholm_ltd kerkheart 3/4 fullered shoe with @werkmanhorseshoes straight bar weld in insert from @theshoeinglab. Stud holes for additional traction and copper coated nails for their antibacterial properties. 👌 📞 If you are interested in any of our services please call 07795060575 or DM me.  www.alexridgeway.com 🐎 #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding
Caring for the Racehorse:  The thoroughbred Racehorse is renowned for poor quality feet and hoof conformation, however with regular checking, routine shoeing and hoof care treatments we are able to encourage overall healthy hooves. 🐎 👌 📞 Now accepting new clients, for all Farriery services call 07795060575  www.alexridgeway.com #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding
This was a perfect opportunity to use foot mapping to highlight poor hoof balance, forward migration of the toe, stretching of the white line and overall poor geometric proportions. Addressing this in the trim is crucial and along with correct shoe placement and further shoe modification, balance can be gradually restored. It will be a gradual process with these feet but is was nice to have this guy visit us at our forge today.  #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding
To help teach apprentices, horse owners and anyone interested in #equine #anatomy I decided to make my very own range of replica specimens of both fore and hind limb, knees, hocks and even the internal anatomy of the Hoof.  I’ll pop a couple up on the website for anyone that’s interested be sure to check them out 🐎 📖 💀  www.alexridgeway.com/shop 👨‍🎨 #furthereducation #farrierydegree #scientifichorseshoeing #cambridge #vetstudent #veterinarian #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #performancehorse #horseracing
Mike Steward Wooden Clog used for a case of Laminitis with DIM packing and equi-cast wrapping. Point of ‘Breakover’ fitted just behind the tip of the pedal bone  and all sides bevelled back to peripheral margins of the pedal bone to reduces tensile forces across the laminal bed.  #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #norfolk #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #suffolk #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #cambridge #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #polopony #polo #eastanglia
X-rays taken on this Laminitic horse in order to determine pedal bone position and orientation along with sole depth and sinker depth. A drawing pin is placed at the frog apex as a reference point used to aid in both the trim and shoe placement along with the dorsal hoof wall wire marker to help determine hoof wall and pedal bone correlation. ⠀ More on this case to follow!!⠀ 📞 For all Farriery Services call 07795060575⠀ 🐎⠀ #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding
Preparing a clog for a horse with Laminitis. The green material is Dental Impression Material and is used to pack the back half of the foot creating even pressure distribution and to incorporate more structures into the weight bearing responsibilities reducing that from the failing hoof wall. The clog is also well seated directly below the tip of Pedal Bone.  #showjumping #dressagehorse #eventer #racehorse #thoroughbred #farrier #newmarketfarrier #horse #performancehorse #horseracing #enduranceracing #horsesofinstagram #herrador #endurance #arabianhorse #warmblood #alexridgeway  #newmarket #laminitis #caballo #حصان #بيطار #قدرة التحمل #नालबन्द #घोड़ा #hoof #horsebackriding

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