An Update On Lily

I have an update on Lily. She is moving around a lot better since she finally got her feet trimmed on Friday. My farrier finally was able to get here to trim, pad and try and shoe her front feet. I say try because she has never had shoes put on before and we did not know how she was going to react. She did well until the farrier tapped her feet with the hammer and nails. She didn’t like that at all. She tried her best to put a nail through his hand and leg as she reared and tried to pull her foot away.Β  I have to say the farrier tried really hard to talk nice to her and keep her foot in place.

Lily did walk much better just from getting a trim. But we still agreed to put the pads on. She has one foot with a shoe nailed on with 4 out of 6 nails, but the other one is taped on with vet wrap and Duct Tape. The handy man special tool. πŸ™‚ He gave up after about ten minutes wrestling with Lily on the second foot and I couldn’t keep her still either. And the tape is still on so far.

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It was interesting watching my farrier as he worked on the pads and shoes. He even had a little forge to heat up the shoes and pound them into shape. I knew that is what they do, but since I don’t put shoes on my horses I haven’t seen it done.

March 13, 2015 Joshua comes to pad and trim Lily for the first time (1)

March 13, 2015 Joshua comes to pad and trim Lily for the first time (2)

 

March 13, 2015 Joshua padding and trying to shoe Lily. Her very first time. Didn't go too well (1)

 

March 13, 2015 Joshua comes to pad and trim Lily for the first time (3)

March 13, 2015 Joshua comes to pad and trim Lily for the first time (4)

March 13, 2015 Joshua comes to pad and trim Lily for the first time (5)

March 13, 2015 Joshua comes to pad and trim Lily for the first time (6)

March 13, 2015 Joshua padding and trying to shoe Lily. Her very first time. Didn't go too well (3)

March 13, 2015 Joshua padding and trying to shoe Lily. Her very first time. Didn't go too well (4)

 

He also had this kind of nasty smelling stuff to put on before the pad that would help add extra cushioning and help the pad to stick to the hoof.

 

March 13, 2015 Joshua padding and trying to shoe Lily. Her very first time. Didn't go too well (5)

 

March 13, 2015 Joshua padding and trying to shoe Lily. Her very first time. Didn't go too well (8)

March 13, 2015 Joshua padding and trying to shoe Lily. Her very first time. Didn't go too well (6)

March 13, 2015 Joshua padding and trying to shoe Lily. Her very first time. Didn't go too well (7)

March 13, 2015 Joshua padding and trying to shoe Lily. Her very first time. Didn't go too well (9)

The farrier also wanted me to pen her off in a smaller space for about 5 days so that the pads could set and not get torn off in any horse play. I do walk her around some which she likes because then she can try and get the forbidden grass. She does seem to be walking much better now. I haven’t heard back yet in the Cushing’s test yet. I am hoping to hear something tomorrow. I will let you all know what I hear.

Stay Safe and God Bless!

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9 responses to “An Update On Lily

  1. Pingback: Finally! I Have Lily’s Test Results! | chrllrobb·

  2. Thank you Debra, I was hoping that I was making sense. I still haven’t heard about the Cushing’s yet. I am hoping it will be good news. I am so sorry to hear you are getting the flu again. I hope you will be able to shake it soon. Have a good evening. πŸ™‚

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  3. The smells, the Farrier and the tenderness of her foot played against her today. I hope the second go-round is smoother for her. Like you, I’m anxious to see the results of the Cushings report.

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  4. Cheryl, I’m a little behind in my reading (I’m trying to “get” the flu bug again, arrggh!). I enjoyed reading about Lily, and I’m so glad to hear that she’s doing so much better. I don’t really know anything about horses, so I liked the photos as well as your explanation of how the farrier works (I had absolutely no clue!). Good news about Lily, yeah! πŸ™‚

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  5. Yeah, it’s a lot of new smells especially when they put the hot shoe on the foot. Plus she’s probably sore too and pounding on a sore foot doesn’t feel too good. Hopefully each time she will get a bit more comfortable with the process, but it helps to have some tools for you to use so she doesn’t rear up and come down on top of you or your shoer. The Dually isn’t designed to hurt, just teach her to be still when you need her to be still. Take a look and see what you think.

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  6. Thank you. I will look it up. I don’t think I have heard of a Duly halter. I have seen Monty Roberts and read his book about the wild horse. I can’t remember the name right now. The farrier thought maybe part of it was she was new to shoeing, and part because she was uncomfortable in the feet. She stood really well for the trimming. The forge was making her nervous too when it was going. It wasn’t real loud, but it was new to her. And the shoes were hot when he tried them against her foot. πŸ™‚

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  7. Yay! I had a feeling that would be a huge step in the right direction. I’m bummed you couldn’t get the second shoe on. This is going to be a problem if she won’t stand for the farrier. How about a Duly halter? I’ve sent my horses to Monty Roberts and they work awesome for problem horses. Try googling the site. You can even rig up something similar on your halter and work with that, a rope over the noseband. Anyhow, something to think about.

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