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        07-31-2009, 10:42 AM
    Green Broke
    So sorry to hear about your boy...

    Hopefully with the vet and farrier working together you can get him back on track. How scary!

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        07-31-2009, 08:31 PM
    I will say an extra prayer for you guys. Our thoughts are with you and Trigger.
        07-31-2009, 08:39 PM
    Honestly even if he ends up being permanently lame that's not necessarily a reason to put him down. Many horses have lameness issues and still end up living happy lives as a pasture pet, but you have to weigh how good his quality of life would be if that happened. I hope that he heals up fine though. Horses do have an amazing ability to heal. I had a Thoroughbred mare who tore her superficial flexor tendon (the big one that runs down the back of the lower front leg) so badly that it was hanging by a thread, and the vet gave her a 90% chance of being lame the rest of her life, but after 6 months, she healed perfectly, and a few months after that, she was jumping 5' courses again. Just think lots of good thoughts. Hugs for you and him as well.
        07-31-2009, 08:47 PM
    Thanks for all your good wishes everyone.

    So yeah, putting him down is probably not going to happen. =] Got back from the vet today, and there is no abcess, so the vet put something on his hoof that is going to help his hoof grow out. It will fall off in thirty days, and then we are going to lace his hoof together or something(lol. I don't really pay attention to my uncle and the vet when they chatter).

    I was watching him walk today, and wow, he is barely limping. Mind you, he still takes a long time to get around, but whatever the vet put on his hoof helped. We are also putting petemoss in his stall(for some reason? Again. I don't pay attention), and he is on a supplement to help his hoof, and everything is looking good.

    Now, we have to just be patient and give him all the loving and support we can, and get him back healthy.
        07-31-2009, 09:06 PM
    Green Broke
    Sounds like things are moving in the right direction Tennessee. Glad to hear it, and will keep you and Trigger in my thoughts! :)
        07-31-2009, 09:06 PM
    I'm so glad to hear he's getting better!! I'll continue praying for him

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