Okay today I rode Doc like I usually do and he was a little slow during our jumping but I figured it was because our ground is soft so I kept going and he seemed fine and when I was going on a trail I noticed his saddle slipping so I got off and moved it forward and figured I would check his feet and legs just to to be safe and there was this HUGE rock wedged in his foot and I tried really hard to get it out and it wouldn't buge so I walked the fifteen minute walk back to the barn from where I was on the trail by leading Doc and got my grandfather to look at it and we tried everything and eventually hammered it out and when I walked him back to his stall he seemed perfectly normal and was walking normal and everything and his legs were fine and it didn't loosen his shoes so I was glad but he was walking pretty well considering what was in his foot! He didn't even limp! Anyways, just thought I'd share. Sorry for the random post
It sounds like you got lucky! BUT... Keep an eye on it, sometimes it'll abscess a few days later... but it sounds like he's ok... smart thinking on your part, walking him back to the barn like that.
Yeah, I figured I might give him a days rest. I felt his hoof and squezed it and he didn't act as if it were sore but I am definatly keeping an eye on him. I think the rock came from the pasture but I am not sure I am probably going to try and pick up the stones to prevent it from happining again. Thanks for reading my post!
Wow, you definitely got lucky...keep a watch on it, but I'm sure he's fine. :) Glad it was okay & you got it out. That must've been pretty scary.
yeah I have been keeping close watch on him. Although I checked his feet yesterday and he seemed fine so I rode him and he had one of the best workouts so far in his training! So I am pretty sure he is ok but I am still watching that hoof.
Thats why its a good idea to carry a hoof pick with you. Sounds like this one wasn't going to get picked out but still a good reason.
It is a very good idea but I don't know were I would keep it The way Doc is stabled is he lives at the same barn as my grandpa's horse Cody and we live right next to each other so to get to the ring at my house you have to go on a short ten minute trail ride wich is great warm up and cool down for Doc but I can't take stuff to the ring unless I leave it there. :( Doc could be stabled at our house but our friends are using our paddock for there horses and Cody and Doc freak out when they are not together since they are best buds so I have the ring and my Grandpa has the barn Sorry for the long post