A healthy foot is quite simply defined as:
- Providing locomotion (movement without stress)
- Having appropriate circulation (Facilitates nutrient supply, oxygenation, waste removal, and a healthy immune system)
- Promoting a square posture (prevents wear and tear on the body and feet over time)
- Providing abundant proprioception (where my foot is in space without looking at it)
A maintenance trim is one that needs to be monitored over time to prevent sliding into problems. Daisy uses all of her tools and education to help horses with maintenance hoof care. Hoof mapping, recognizing external landmarks as they correlate to internal anatomy, and balancing static and dynamic considerations are critical to success over time. Daisy loves caring for horse's feet that 'simply' need diligent maintenance to thrive.