Long term stall rest.... hoof injury, advice needed.
Yesterday I went out to find my mare very lame at evening chores.
To keep this short, she stepped on a ice ball or something similar just right and split her hoof all the way up into the coronet band. (The hoof wall actually pulled away from the rest of foot from what I can tell) I will try and get pics tomorrow when I clean and re-bandage her hoof so you have a better idea. My farrier cleaned up the broken part of the hoof wall and we are basically vet wrapping the hoof together so it does not make things worth. All in all, she has to be stall rested, and time will let the hoof grow out this injury.
What I need help with is I know for a fact she is not going to be happy in a stall 24/7, but he does not want her in the pasture. Can I hand walk her or something to let her get some excersize???
Also, what can I do to relieve stall boredom without buying a lot of toys? She really has no interest in the toys (as I have had them in stall before when she has a colt at her side).
Last edited by CopperHorse; 12-24-2009 at 07:47 PM.