Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
what do you guys think??? - UPDATED w Pics
this is about my warmblood. Since his feet were done on saturday there has been such a difference in him. We can pick out all his feet really well without issues. I got the vet to see him this morning when he was dropping off some wormers for someone else (we've found a lovely old vet who doesnt have his own practice anymore but he comes and sees your horses without charging you except for any meds etc etc). Anyway, he had a look at him and the hoof and everything and says he's amazed at how things are going with it. He said to me that I could probably start riding him next week but only doing stuff like walking and maybe a light trot by the end of next week.
I was excited by this but also a little wary. I do trust this vet as he has been a respected vet in the area for many years but im also a little worried about riding him too soon. The vet says because we have such soft ground etc that walking and stuff shouldnt be too bad at all for him
I just want to get other peoples opinions about this. The split in his hoof isnt bad at all anymore as the farrier did a wonderful job and its all coming together nicely but still, I don't want to risk more harm even though he assures me he should be fine.
Please don't anyone have a go at me for thinking about it. Im more sort of looking at the options and what other people think as well. I will get some pics of his feet this afternoon to add as well. But they arent looking too bad to me either.
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"