A Love Letter from me to Genesis...

I have a lot of case studies, Gen....what to do with them all?

For me, I'd like to just move forward and generate the next level of data, the type of data I am trained and ready to make. The next steps need more than just me, though. The next steps need help from the global community of researchers and horse lovers alike. Funding, structure, organization and performance.

For you, a letter.

A letter in pictures.

 Before, your best shot! Left side. Handsome no matter what, even for an older gentleman such as yourself.

Before, your best shot! Left side. Handsome no matter what, even for an older gentleman such as yourself.

 Before (same day), your right side, an average shot. It was cold that day, almost every picture was blurry.

Before (same day), your right side, an average shot. It was cold that day, almost every picture was blurry.

 Before (same day) Your hoof wants to grow a better breakover.....see that divergence at the coronary band and the position of your heel relative to the leg column? This is causing effective subluxation of your fetlock joint and destruction of your elastic potential energy carrying capacity by misalignment of all your soft stuff :), ie ligaments, tendons, muscle. Plus, landing your body weight on the planet via a metal rim, well, let's just say there may be, just may be, a better option than that Babe.

Before (same day) Your hoof wants to grow a better breakover.....see that divergence at the coronary band and the position of your heel relative to the leg column? This is causing effective subluxation of your fetlock joint and destruction of your elastic potential energy carrying capacity by misalignment of all your soft stuff :), ie ligaments, tendons, muscle. Plus, landing your body weight on the planet via a metal rim, well, let's just say there may be, just may be, a better option than that Babe.

 After, average shot. 6 months of back breaking work in and while we may not win a centerfold shot in GQ, we damn well have some good stuff going on! Heels: well on their way to being where they will benefit you the most! Pelvis: less rotated! Neck, shoulder,limb juxtaposition: gorgeous! Subluxation of the fetlock joint: hah! Ewe neck: what what what! Saggy belly: it's outta there! Lifted back: you bet! Poker straight hind end stuck to a trunk: nope! Hoof balanced to the real information it is designed to respond to, ie skeleton, body use and environment: check! Bungee system in place: check! check! check!...Now go bug the ladies and I'll see you in 5 weeks!

After, average shot. 6 months of back breaking work in and while we may not win a centerfold shot in GQ, we damn well have some good stuff going on! Heels: well on their way to being where they will benefit you the most! Pelvis: less rotated! Neck, shoulder,limb juxtaposition: gorgeous! Subluxation of the fetlock joint: hah! Ewe neck: what what what! Saggy belly: it's outta there! Lifted back: you bet! Poker straight hind end stuck to a trunk: nope! Hoof balanced to the real information it is designed to respond to, ie skeleton, body use and environment: check! Bungee system in place: check! check! check!...Now go bug the ladies and I'll see you in 5 weeks!

 

I may sometimes complain about how hard and dangerous the work is, how under funded and under appreciated, and how I, and all good natural trimmers, carry the weight of the world's mediocrity on our shoulders, but the truth of the matter is, I am lucky.

 

I am so, so lucky to be able to give out true love.

I have truly helped you, or should I say the greater design of life has truly helped you, every second of your day and that is a gift, the gift of truly giving to another being, that is priceless to the giver.

I am the lucky one Gen. And I love you, dude. In the real way.

Aidan (or, as you know me, that pain-in-the-ass hoof-obsessed human that visits you every 5 weeks!)

See more on what we are looking at and talking about here in my presentation Natural Collection.