|The chip on the lower right corner is from when her shoe|
ripped off from "Old Farier"
On Wednesday I assessed Suzie's foot and the remaining three shoes. The bare foot isn't negatively impacted in any way and She isn't due for a re-shoe for another 2.5 weeks and with the screw up in the trim with Old Farrier, I'd rather have more hoof for New Farrier to work with. But, I know in my heart what is right. And the right thing is to pull the remaining shoes and wait for her farrier to come back from vacation to re-shoe. It will suck because I won't really be able to ride her out on the gravel, but it is for the best.
When I made that decision, I was out at the barn and naturally did not have anything to pull her shoes off with. So, I wrapped her hoof with some abdominal gauze, vet-wrap and gorilla tape. She was surprisingly very comfortable and walked off sound and happy as could be. I made the decision that I'd pull her shoes on Thursday night after work and trim down the flares a bit.
|It looks like poo, but it works!|
Other than that, I went to put Suz back in with her hay and as I was stuffing the next morning's hay bag, I heard Suzie walk into the aisle-way. No problem, she normally doesn't go anywhere, so I let it happen. Then, all of a sudden I hear clip clop... clip clop. Uhm, WHERE DID SHE GO?!
|Nomnomnom, I'm plotting more shit for you.|
As a sidenote, that bucket is so tiny. LOL.
But... really horses? I ended up catching Suzie with the haynet I still had in my hand and wrapped it around her neck. I swear, she had a super sheepish grin on her face and I guess the extra mash/grain she has been getting has made her a bit uppity. Seriously though, mare. She has never just wandered away like that before. Talk about another "first". Or maybe it's the case of Winter Crazies? Or maybe she wants me to ride her (how about stop losing shoes and being a physco?!)?
|Ready for work in the coal mines.|
Also note: That hay waste on the ground is from a whole week - not too bad!
Suzie's Stubborn Front Shoe: 1
Rematch goes down tonight.