Sunday, May 6, 2012

March 19th's Farrier Appointment

Look who came to visit's Mark and his big trailer of farrier goodness!

Do you know what I love most about this picture?  That it's MARCH and nice enough we could be in shirt sleeves.  Thank you Mother Nature!

Tom's last shoe finally came off on March 19th.  We'd been maintaining a one shoe off, one shoe on dynamic in order to accommodate a single EasyBoot RX.  Since my last one was finally overcome by the rigors of staying on a 2,000lb draft horse (see our previous post for the video!), Tom was going barefoot.  I'd ordered a pair of the regular Easy Boots in the largest size they made so that his hoof would still be protected from the great outdoors.

The hoof had grown out enough since this began (again!) in September that the hole appeared to be growing out well.  After the trim it was not as deep as it had been.

Afterwards, as we headed back to the field, Tom was only a bit ouchy.  Since we had to traverse the gravel of the barn yard that was easily explained away as nothing serious.

I bet I know what you're thinking...."Famous last words"

And you'd be right.