The Founder Warrior came back again! Yay! She had several important events happen that kept her from making the 5 hour round trip to see Tess this summer. I cannot blame her for wanting a break.
And, Dr. Dreamy was wonderful to step in for her. Mama Tess is not a case for the faint of heart and I greatly admire any vet willing to work on her. Truly.
Although Dr. Dreamy loves Tess, he hasn’t seen her as often as The Founder Warrior and therefore doesn’t have the intimate knowledge and confidence of her feet.
For me, to have Cindy back was like a comfortable baton pass. Another trooper, familiar with our command. A bit of relief.
TRIMS AND LOVE
Tess isn’t so happy to see Cindy… but Cindy was happy to see MT.
She trimmed all fours. Tess was more comfortable instantly.
And, we decided to order more maggots that will arrive tomorrow. Maggots are amazing, by the way. They get in tiny cracks and clean out whatever dead flesh may be in there. For us, much better than any kind of surgical debridement.
TESS FELT MUCH BETTER ALMOST IMMEDIATELY – so she went on a walkabout…
MT slept for a bit and then she popped back up to go on a walkabout. I was unloading the care at the time so I took some pics.
BODHI CAME TO VISIT!
Bodhi is a heavy draft-cross horse. He is very heavy up front and needs his walls for support. Sometimes barefoot trimmers forget this about him… and they trim to the shape instead of the hoof. Poor Bodhi was trimmed too short. Arrrgh. I totally freaked out when I saw his feet. I had to remember that Bodhi is not MT. He is young, not laminitic, not metabolic, not Cushings, not hormonal… he was just quicked.
So, I put him in the barn with deep shavings. He and MT are making good barn fellows. She was fine with him in there. He looooved being near all the food!