Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

February 10, 2012

Two Down, One to Go

 I'm trying to spread out the farrier work, mainly to ease up on the old back. Biz's hoof's were slightly splayed, a little long in the toe, and in need of a frog clean up.
 The after shot shows her still a little long in the toe, but without the "duck foot" appearance.
 The frog was a mess, with the growth growing out, and causing a pocket for crud to catch in and possibly cause bacterial growth. Not good! The nail was about 1/2 inch longer than it should be.
A good frog and nail trim shows the hoof the way it should be. Good to go for another 8 weeks, or 100km, whichever comes first.  The nail is still a little long to give some better traction. She can rest up Friday, then maybe a little ride on Saturday would be in order.

In case you are wondering about the striped hoof, it is a characteristic of an Appaloosa.


TexWisGirl said...

i was admiring her stripes. :) thanks for explaining that.

Flora said...

Beautiful nail:)... I thought the snow would be gone up there?

Alica said...

Thanks for the lesson! So, you do the farrier work yourself? Seems like a job that could be a bit interesting if the horse decided they didn't want you there! :)

Clint said...

Well, I just learned something. But I'm glad the underside of my feet don't look like that :)

Janice said...

Good job, that Mare cleans up nice doesn't she.Clean her up and she can go anywhere:)