Pete Ramey's website is amazing! I'd never looked at it before tonight, and after seeing the address in Loosie's signature, while reading another thread about cracked hooves, I just checked it out, and OH MY GOODNESS what a wealth of information!!!!
I am so excited to begin the rehab process on this guy's feet.
I've also been doing a little research about nutrition, and will be sending a sample of our hay to be analyzed as a place to start- I'm not sure if having bloodwork done would also be beneficial, as the horse just moved from one place to another, and will be on a completely different food source. . . How long will it take to see the effects of his new forage in his blood analysis? Would the base/starting point that he is at now, nutritionally, effect his ability to metabolize/utilize his new food sources?
Also, I will be soaking his hooves in an antifungal bath, because as smrobs had mentioned, that is a big part of what looks to be going on.
Is it ridiculous to be as excited as I am about a funky, nasty-looking horse foot?!. . . . hahaha
My daughter had her first riding lesson on him this evening, and he is so incredible. I'm definitely a little stupid in love with this guy! I seriously can't wait to see hisfeet a year from now. . . .