This is the softest stall-baby I've ever seen, and it makes me sad just watching her move. And with the rain, the pasture is muddy and I can't get her out to the Boarding Barn because the owner isn't there for a few more days.
It's getting so bad she can barely sift through the mud. We got her front shoes with silicone pads and now she's walking fine on her front, but her back legs have gotten worse. She limps and is very ouchy on both her back feet. She sits down right on her frog so every time she steps on a hard surface it hurts and she'll limp. I can't even take her across the driveway anymore to move from one pasture to another.
She also has a crack across her front foot. I got some stuff to seal it up and its been working (And melting off my nailpolish
) but I can tell it still bothers her sometimes.
I'm giving her Biotin with her normal weight gain supplement (Racehorses, I swear it's like putting weight on a skeleton) and high performance grain. I have a pair of easy boots but she doesn't like them and I can't leave them on in the pasture. I feel bad riding her in the arena, even though she's not ouchy there.
Is there anything else I can do? The feed store has some liquid stuff that smells of Barbeque and is supposed to harden feet if you spread it on daily. (Not moisturizer, which is what I thought it was when I first looked. Looks and smells exactly like our can of Rain Maker)
Please, help. I can get her to a stall in a few days but I still need to harden her feet somehow. She's gonna kill herself waddlign around in that pasture at this rate.
God, mafter this I may never let her touch mud again. This is such a nightmare :(