Here is the culprit hoof, see the silicone? Her toes were the most bruised and her heels were too short. The angles were way off from what the previous farrier had them for the last year. I know every farrier has an opinion and certain way of doing things, but with Stat we have to keep what works.
She holds her foot up all the time, it's a nervous vice of hers, makes it easy when you want to take pics!
Here is after, pad, pine tar, wider shoe and he left some of the silicone because it was necessary for her heel support.
The other hoof was also bruised and had a hot nail. It was just a cluster **** all the way around. She is not easy to keep sound and any slight changes in her routine this is what happens. It's so frustrating. So I called the farrier she's always had and pleaded my story and he came right out.
The first thing he said to me on the phone was " OMG did they cut off her heel?" Yep...
So he posed for this shot if I promised to put it on the blog... So here is the gratuitous bee hind shot. So he fixed her right up, I paid him cash, bought him a sammich and thanked him. She had a huge dose of bute and by the time he was finished she was walking normally, still sore but at least walking. Thank you Jesus I can sleep tonight.
Star says thank you to all of those thinking good thoughts and prayers her way.
This face is saying "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh that feels better Mamma"