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. 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. 🙂 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.
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.
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.
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!