Well....not exactly the news from the farrier I wanted to hear.....he said Jay Jay shows signs of navicular.
. He walked and jogged clean tonight, but he sees signs in his frog. We have an appointment to trip off some of his toes and build up his heel a bit. I am not getting myself in a tizzy about it, my QH had it and I still showed. I'm to limit my riding anyway, so he will have limited use. It's also not like he is totally lame like Rainn, he only showed gimpiness after that fourth day...so we will try things out. And go from there..
The farrier also found thrush in his back two hooves, so,I need to work on that.
Here's my thing....why didn't the vet catch the thrush....and she didn't seem concerned about the frogs? She thot his front foot smelled thrushy....???
In a way it's ironic....I end up with all animals who have bad wheels....and so do I. Although this is a bit of a blow! I truly believe JayJay was meant to come home with me...I believe everything happens for a reason, and he certainly is perfect for what I need....slow and steady.
. He is the horse for me....arthritic or not.
Although my moms DH can be a real jerk sometimes, once he heard JJ has a start of navicular he opened up Valley Vet catalog and started looking for supplements and things. (Farrier liked the idea of putting Rainn and JayJay on MSM)
moms DH found supplements specifically for navicular too....anyone know anything about this? Obviously 20 years ago,when I have my QH, there was no such thing...we just buted her and put bar shoes on her.
Just trying to figure out what is out there. Want to wait and see how he works tomorrow, going to try and ride. Want to see how the shorter toe goes too before I put him on something.
Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!!