So back to trimming. I finished cleaning up Twister's feet from yesterday and did his fronts really good. Let me tell you. Those fronts made me WORK! Whatever I am doing to toughen up his feet is working! (Shout out to Carly from Poor Woman Showing for all her advice! Sorry that all your trial and error with Robert is what made you so helpful, though). His white foot, previously his worse foot, looks best now. His black foot doesn't look as good but he's had some thrush in it in November that is threatening a come back.
After getting his feet trimmed and clean, I cleaned out the cracks with a stiff brush and took a syringe and squirted some Farrier Barrier up there and packed it with cotton. Then I scrubbed his frogs really good with the stuff. Cannot DEAL with anymore thrush. Like all year with this horse. I know the first year barefoot is the hardest. But this is redic. My EX-trimmer never even mentioned it could be white line or some sort of infection causing the cracks to not heal. She's not my ex-trimmer because of that. That actually is a long story. I wouldn't reccomend her to anyone though. Anyways.... so in a day or so I'm going to soak his feet too. Luckily, he's the good horse in the barn. I tried to soak porkchop's abcessing feet this past summer and he tried to kill me.
So I'm hoping I'm on the path to getting his feet cleared up, tough and ready for SHOW SEASON! We ARE showing this year! My fiance and I finally found the ONE. The trailer that ends the buy/sell/trade trailer crap we've been doing for a year. It is perfect. 2 horse straight load that is tall enough for our TBs and has a ramp. And my favorite part is the dressing/tack room with built in saddle rack!!!! And I have the career job now, so I can afford diesel and entry fees!
|my sexy truck and sexy trailer. ok ok ok.... OUR sexy truck and trailer. lol|