Monday, January 18, 2010

Ok, this time i swear i will keep updating this more! Really! i will!

Gypsy has been doing really well. Since the first snow her feet have had some time to heal. The white line is healing and it turns out she had an absess in the left hind that was making her very lame. That absess has since blown out and drained and because of that she has been walking soundly since about a week after my last post.

There is a large hole in the bottom of her hoof where the absess drained and that seems to be healing very well.

See that dark spot down by her toe? That's where the absess blew out. It is getting better and she is walking fine now. I'm not sure why we couldn't figure out it was an absess, all the signs were there, but yet, they weren't. There was no heat, so we really had no idea. Her other feet are looking better as well.

See how nice her feet are starting to look! We are getting there! Yay!

Her left front hoof looks kinda starnge, it's flaring out but the farrier says it's looking ok. I love my farriers! Without them Gypsy would still be lame.

Gypsy has been getting some hoof supplements and kelp meal in her half cup of MVP. She loves it all, which is great.the hoof supplements and kelp meal are working wonders as well. I think it's mostly the kelp meal, but i'm sure the hoof sipplement is helping some.

So now that my girl is sound and has been cleared for light riding by the farrier i've been riding her a little around the area. It's been nothing much, just some walks and light jogs around here and there. I've been trying to work on keeping her feet moving, which is a challenge. She just keeps getting stuck and it's so hard to keep her going forward, but i think we are slowly getting there. Slowly.

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