The above video demonstrates a weak and damaged digital cushion from years of atrophy and circulation compromise in a long-toed, low-heeled, forward growing laminitic hoof. This horse suffered from caudal inflammation and avoided the use of the back region of her foot. Over time the lack of nutrient/blood flow and compressive damage led to a break down of the fibro-cartilage integrity and inability for myxoid tissue to differentiate.