PaintHorseMares I am pretty sure it is an abscess and not a bruise. But, I could be wrong. Oh...I just wish I knew how to help him. I have never had to deal with this before. I will hold off on soaking his foot just in case.
Cacowgirl....yes, I have spoken with them and instilled a good bit of shame and guilt into them. What made them think it was ok to do this?????? I am so freakin' mad at them right now. I understand that they thought they were helping.....but they should have called, asked, or just NOT DO IT. It is hard being so angry at my mother. Part of me wants to just forgive her and go on. But then I see poor Romeo limping along the paddock and my anger jumps back up.
Horseman56.......Yes, it irritates me as well. I have had a heck of a time even getting a decent farrier period to come out to even trim the horses. I swear I have went through so many who just don't keep appointments and all manner of things. I am just happy to have a farrier at this point. I REALLY wish the farrier would have moved us up to a "today" since I know Romeo is hurting. Also, thanks for the advice.
Thank you everyone for keeping us in your thoughts. I feel so helpless seeing Romeo hurting and just not being to do much to take away his discomfort/pain. This is the only pic I got of him with his short hoofs. I will put up pics of his feet when I get back down to the barn to snap some.