A neighbor's friend gave us a Rocky Mountain mare, and her little buddy who is a 4 yo miniature donkey. He's great! But, he's foundered at some point in his short little life. His poor feet just look painful to me.
I was able to lift his feet this weekend and take a look, but I didn't want to hurt him and more or less just wanted to see if he'd let me lift them.
Is there anything a farrier can do for his feet? Does anyone have experience with this? I'm assuming a donkey's hooves aren't too different from horse's - but I could be wrong.
They are chipped badly and turned up on the ends. He doesn't seem like he's in pain, has a good temperment and is generally a happy donkey (as far as I can tell). I just want him to be as healthy as he can be.