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        08-21-2009, 08:15 PM
    How Am I Doing?

    Ok, so a while ago I posted about my horse Trigger tearing his coffin bone. He is doing MMMUUCCCHHH better now, and his hoof is growing about two times faster than they thought it would. So, for the past bit I actually got to focus on getting him to look like an actual horse again.

    Lemme give you background first. Trigger is a rescue. We got him and his half brother Tee from a farmer. I don't exactly blame the farmer for neglecting him, because I don't believe he knew any better. I wish I had better pictures, but I will try to get some confo shots tomorrow(although let's be honest, he will never be halter horse material)

    ^ ^ The first day we brought him home. We put a temp. Pasture for him to get accustomed to the place.

    And here are some of him now. Like I said, all of these are bad quality pictures. I am taking my mom's camera out there tomorrow and going to try to get him actually standing. :P But, he can only be out of the stall when he is tied up or on a lead line and we let him eat in the pasture.

    And then just in case you were wondering what a torn coffin bone looks like, here is a picture.

    So, overall, he is has put on about 200 pounds or so since we've had him. And right now, I am not looking on VERY specific critiques. I know he has little to no muscle, but let's remember that he has three workable hooves right now. I do walk him daily, but he definitely needs more training before we can get into anything serious.
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        08-21-2009, 08:31 PM
    I will post pictures of Tee later. He was much healthier than Trigger from the start, and we are already riding him, so he doesn't need as much critique.
        08-21-2009, 10:16 PM
    He is looking great. I'm glad his hoof is mending.
        08-21-2009, 10:42 PM
    ^ ^ Thank you.
        08-21-2009, 11:03 PM
    He looks great for what he has been through. I know you're looking for something more specific, but I just wanted to say CONGRATS for the condition you've gotten him in.
        08-22-2009, 12:09 PM
    Look at his cute face! Congrats on getting him better. It's always exciting when they heal nicely!
        08-23-2009, 02:43 PM
    Thanks everybody! I wish I would have gotten a picture of his "new hoof", but I didn't get the chance because he would jet everytime I got near him in the pasture today. Don't blame him though. I would to if I had been stuck in a stall for the past two months. I went out and got a quick snap of him today. As you can see, he is still a little ribby, but I'm pleased.

        08-23-2009, 05:32 PM
    He looks pretty darn good! Honestly I didn't know a torn coffin bone was recoverable, so kudos to you! Considering the gravity of the injury I think he looks fantabulous. (there's the word for the day lol)

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