As I mentioned in an earlier post, I pulled Freedom’s glue-on shoes a few weeks ago because access to my farrier will be limited until the shelter-at-home restrictions are banned. So far, the weather has been good for tender hooves (rainy) and not so great for riding. What’s important now is to give Freedom the […]
February 27, 2018.Reading time less than 1 minute.
Wrapping a hoof to treat an abscess, protect a hoof after a shoe comes off can be a pain. Here are two videos that show how to keep that hoof protected. The first is quick and easy, the second a bit more robust.
You might remember that Freedom stepped on his foot a few months back. It happened in the blink of an eye and the wound took forever to heal. Back in January, I reported that we were having issues with proud flesh (Bad Luck Comes in Threes). The good news is that it’s finally better. Two […]
It’s been seven weeks since Zelda had her first trim (from dinner plates to desert plates). Today she was shod for the second time. I think her feet are looking a whole lot better. The flare is vastly improved and the areas that needed to be resected (to remove bacteria) have grown out considerably. Of […]
We’ve had hot, humid and often wet weather the past few weeks. This means that our horses are standing inside more often than not, that when they are outside they are standing in mud, and the bottom line is it hasn’t been good for their hooves. Even when you clean the stalls twice a day, […]
This fall I feel like we’ve had more than our share of setbacks. I’m hoping that we’ve turned the corner (fingers crossed). Fall is my favorite season to ride and the time when hunting is at its finest. There’s little better than hunting through the fall foliage in New England. It all started with the […]