Pain is all about me. I did two point most of my trail ride on Sunday and oh the pain! I look like I am probably 70 gimping around but my thighs are useless, painful appendages. I would rate myself at least a 3 on the lameness scale if I was a horse. I know the new boots had some to do with it, thanks to the nice sores on the back of my knees, but my being out of shape is most of it. I am going to push through the pain and ride Wed and Thurs, maybe even Friday. We'll see how it goes, come on painkillers kick in soon!
Finally we have pictures of Daisy and her new toes. She is moving amazingly compared to how she moved last week. Last week was especially bad and she required bute both AM and PM and was still uncomfortable. Right now I am only giving her a half gram in the AM and am on the fence about taking her off of it. I am so happy with her progress. I think it is worth noting that to get her here has taken only 3 farrier visits and 2 xrays, less that $200.
|Daisy says Hi! I am almost pain free!|
Note snow still on ground, ugh.
|Hind feet. Look at the nice shape|
|Front feet, they actually look like hooves|
was able to alter her angles to match her bone structure. We had slight reservations over ligament damage but because she has been so extremely lame we all agreed it was more important to get her correct and deal with ligament issues if it arrived because she couldn't stay in the pain she was in. Luckily we haven't had any issues at all.
|Front feet with rear feet in background.|
|And just to remember what her front feet USED to look like|