08-30-2013, 05:40 PM
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Today is 4 weeks to the day that Hannah got here.
The farrier was out yesterday and pleased with her progress.
I'm attaching 4 photos. The crevices that were in her hooves actually are still deeper than these pictures show. The lighting in the barn wasn't cooperating with me today.
The farrier's only concern is that he feels some of the cracks are going to always be there no matter what we do because he suspects multiple abscesses were allowed to go long enough to come through the hoof wall.
But, for 4 weeks into having her, I think they've come a long way. I have to keep reminding myself it's only been a month and I need to be patient and diligent with her feet and we will get there even if it takes a while for healthy hoof to take over.
Now my fun story for the day.
I brought little miss mare in to tack her up, and I had stopped to pick up a new half pad on my way to the barn, which was packaged in a plastic bag. I (without thinking), picked the half pad up and started unwrapping it as I walked out of the tack room into the barn aisle. Well, someone doesn't like plastic. She snorted when she saw it, so I stopped dead, and started talking nice to her. No go, as soon as I moved an inch (wouldn't have mattered which way I went), she half reared and ran back. I was right under where the cross tie was attached to the wall and she was pulling so hard I knew they were coming off, so I ducked the other way so as not to get slammed in the head with the metal (yep, it's happened before), as she whipped both cross ties off the wall, and turned tail and ran. After a little game of catch me if you can, we got back in the barn and as I went to tack her up, she swung to bite me. Turns out little miss mare has a sore back now from getting back into work. So now we need a saddle fitting and chiro appt! WOOHOO for getting a horse! Lol :)