I'll preface said discussion with the disclaimer that I have called my vet and am waiting to hear when he can come out to see everyone... Point number 2: if any of you see me mention anything about getting a young horse, please stop me. Please.
|I'm really going to have to buy new jumps in the spring.|
A few weeks ago, at his last shoeing, my farrier moved Rio into a regular shoe on his left front. He's been wearing a z-bar for several months now and his hoof capsule is getting all wonky from it. He needs the z-bar because his foot is sinking from old age. It's nothing like founder or anything horrible like that, but he gets foot sore very easily in one part of his hoof. You might remember last summer when he wound up with proud flesh in that spot.The z-bar keeps all pressure off that section of his hoof, but unfortunately it's changing the shape of his foot and making his heels really uneven. He seemed to be doing ok in the regular shoe until a few days ago. My farrier, unfortunately is away until tomorrow and Rio is getting pretty uncomfortable. Fingers crossed he gets patched up tomorrow when our farrier gets back!
Other than playing with ponies, I really didn't do anything else this weekend. The Pugs and I did a lot of this: