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Horse stories - Momo & his feet

Momo was a very sweet stallion. Momo was a British thoroughbred and was used as a breeding sire for harness racing. He had raced in several countries, but won few prizes. His offspring also have not really made a name for themselves in the sport. 




When Momo came to us his hooves and coat looked bad and he was lame. His owner was not present during the dissection, so we don’t know how this could have happened. 




His badly neglected feet were the main focus during the dissection. We found he had a massive abscess in his foot, known as a hoof ulcer. I was very curious about the damage this huge abscess had done and decided to dissect the foot. 



Then I found out that the foot was broken! How this happened we will never find out. What we do know is that letting Momo go was a good decision. This dissection has allowed him to share his secrets with us. 


Hopefully this case has inspired you and given you new insights so that Momo’s story will not be forgotten. The more horses we can study and compare, the more we learn! Would you like access to more stories like Momo’s? You can find these in the online Equinestudies course ‘The Horse Inside Out’.