So my farrier came out today, she went about 7 weeks this time for her trim with all the covid things there was some scheduling issues. Anyway, she noted today that Ellie is a bit club footed. She's also popped a splint about a month ago now so she's been on rest for about a month. She's lame on her right foot only slightly. We are thinking it was because we didn't really realize she was club footed. My vet is going to do a full lameness workup once her splint is a bit less ouchy. We are thinking that her club foot might be what contributed to her getting a splint. Maybe she's been using her left side to compensate for her unevenness or whatever on her right. Anyway. We are working towards a solution, my thing is I've never delt with a club footed pony, my farrier said she's about a grade one maybe 2 so she's going to be trimmed about every 4 weeks my farrier also put some larger shoes on her to help her balance out while she's healing from everything right now. We don't show, we just play in the arena and trail ride mostly, nothing intense. But even though she doesn't do anything intense she still popped a splint. But now we are more proactive about it, I just want to make sure that this can be something we can manage and that she and I can still have a happy long life playing on the trails. This has me worried that she's going to come up lame and I just don't want that to be her life if I end up pushing her too hard. She's my dream horse other than her wonky confirmation, but my plan is to do whatever I can to help her come up sound, but anyone have a pony with a club foot or splint that did ok going back into work?
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