We had a visit from our farrier Andy today.
With all the rain, poor Ocala lost a shoe and had 2 hoof abscesses,and old soldier Shine also had a hoof abscess 💔. Hopefully all will be on the mend now. And the rain seems to have cleared up a bit.
Andy and I decided that perhaps he needs to look at making Val a little ‘platform’ shoe that we can slip/ clip onto her broken/cripple leg hoof.
Because this leg was broken in 2 places and healed, unattended, without any intervention, this leg is now much shorter, which is actually the reason for her good leg bowing outwards.... compensating? Our thinking is perhaps to try ‘lengthen’ this broken bad leg a little and perhaps create a bit more balance in her little body. Fingers crossed we’re on the right track. #filly #horse #greyhorse #greyfilly #rescuehorse #horserescue #horseshoe #lucky #valentine #cripplepony #farrier #blacksmith #platformshoes