Monday, September 1, 2008

Iggy gets his feet done

Just a brief blog, but the farrier showed up to trim Iggy's horribly flared and cracked hooves. Overall I would say he was...decent, about it, considering the conditions.

There were kids and dogs and bicycles and horses and ponies and...utter craziness...everywhere, and since we didn't want to put him in the barn for this event he had to stand untied.

Anyone who knows anything about draft horses knows that usually they are put into stocks to be shod/have their feet done, so for this guy to just stand there and deal with it all impressed the heck out of me. He did have quite a bit of trouble getting the RF done, but I believe he has suffered from a nasty abcess for quite awhile and he is still quite afraid of putting weight on it. Either that or putting weight on it still hurts, because he was absolutely terrible in any situation where that particular foot was weighted, even to the point of sticking it out directly in front of him in mid-air as if to say "SEE, it HURTS"

I will get more pictures soon now that I found the charger for the camera which had been missing mysteriously for, more to come later on the Iggy front.

The abcess has already blown out at the coronet so it just needs time to heal. We got 3 out of 4 hooves done, and 3 out of 4 on a horse that you don't know it's history on at all ain't bad in my book.

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