LOVE our farrier!! I called him to tell him we had a new arrival that really needed his help due to very overgrown hooves plus past injuries that compromised her feet & her overall comfort.
He is scheduled to come out later this week, but when he heard about Ruby II's discomfort, he came over in about 2 hours. He was with a client that lives over 25 miles away and yet he came.
Ruby II is in good weight, but her feet really need some attention. Her right front with the old injuries (suspensory & ringbone) call for support from shoes on both front feet. She did have an old abcess on the left front that had not completely resolved. Farrier put some iodine on it and we will continue to put it on until the area has cleared up.
(Ruby TOO's feet when she arrived at TIER yesterday)
(Ruby TOO's feet after trim)
She did have shoes on previously, but her feet were seriously overgrown. The long feet were causing her discomfort. She is a pretty unflappable/enduring girl that takes whatever is handed to her in stride. Because of our supporters we were able to help her on the road to feeling and walking better.
Her feet, legs & body will be a bit sore for the next few days until she adjusts to the new angles of her feet. She was give 2 Bute (for pain/inflammation) after her manicure and will contine with 1 Bute for the next day or so.