Buddy's Trim and Turnout!

This teenaged bay Arabian gelding is in rehabilitation. Watch his progress as he goes through eye surgery, gains weight and returns to his original beauty!

Buddy's Trim and Turnout!

Postby Juliane on Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:34 am

Buddy received his 2nd trim while in my care yesterday. He came to me with obnoxiously over grown feet that were in terrible shape. Since his initial trim, his feet have continued to grow like crazy. So, it was just barely 6 weeks ago since his initial trim, but he was already very long again. So, Margo trimmed him yesterday.

His first trim, a couple days after arriving, was quite the challenge. Buddy was rude and pushy on the ground and not willing to stand quietly to have his feet handled. This time he was much better! He stood politely and only had a minor objection at first, which lasted less than a second :) Yay!

His feet are looking SO much better! When we were done with his feet, we turned him out in the pasture with Romeo. Buddy wasn't sure what to do with himself so he ran around in circles, strutting his stuff and showing off to the horses in the paddock. He is quite the looker!

Time to start getting serious about finding him a new home!

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Postby cat_67 on Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:38 am

It's great to see how spunky he is now that he's feeling good and not in any pain. I'll bet it's been years since he has felt that good.

Margo does a really good job. I am always desperately trying to find good farriers who will take off enough toe. I have one guy who's fabulous but he's so fabulous they fly him to Thermal for the hunter show for 2 weeks so I can't get him out!
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Postby ponygril68 on Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:26 pm

JULIANA, HOW IS TO RIDE NOW HE IS FEELING BETTER?
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farrier/feet issues.....

Postby asoundfoundation on Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:10 am

As a farrier, I find quite often that too much toe is left to grow forward which creates a long toe with underrun heels....and a lot of stress on the tendons and ligaments...poor things! I just want to do right by the animals and help them to the best of my ability. Sometimes that that's just a matter of going by what I know...but many times I also have to hear the owner's knowledge of that particular animal so I can get a better game plan or plan of action.
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Postby Juliane on Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:33 pm

Margo stopped by today to put front shoes on Buddy. I forgot and wasn't here (first day of work and was in Seattle all day). Anyways, she went ahead and put shoes on him by herself and apparently he was PERFECT! :) And now he's sporting a new pair of Nikes! So, time to hit the trails more often! :)

Thanks Margo for doing that even though I couldn't be here!
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Postby cat_67 on Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:49 pm

Margo, welcome to the board!

You are absolutely right. Long toes and underrun heels lead to tendon injuries. I'm too far south to be a client of yours, but I would recommend you just looking at Juliane's pictures of your work.
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Postby asoundfoundation on Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:34 pm

Well, if you are in Washington State, you might not be too far south for me. I actually go to the Roy/yelm area every month....and Cathlamet/Longview every 8 weeks......
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Buddy's new shoes.......

Postby asoundfoundation on Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:39 pm

I was so surprised yesterday that Buddy didn't give me an ounce of trouble! It leads me to think he's had shoes on many many many times before....but you never know. I will send the two photos I had my daughter take JUST before the battery died.....as soon as it is done charging. He is such a good boy!!!!!
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Postby Juliane on Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:03 pm

Margo emailed me these pics from shoeing Buddy yesterday - thanks Margo! :) I'm so proud of him for being such a good boy!

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Postby cat_67 on Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:13 am

asoundfoundation wrote:Well, if you are in Washington State, you might not be too far south for me. I actually go to the Roy/yelm area every month....and Cathlamet/Longview every 8 weeks......


I am in Battleground which is close to the border...if you feel like coming this far one day, let me know! :)
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Postby Jellybelly on Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:09 pm

cat_67 wrote:
asoundfoundation wrote:Well, if you are in Washington State, you might not be too far south for me. I actually go to the Roy/yelm area every month....and Cathlamet/Longview every 8 weeks......


I am in Battleground which is close to the border...if you feel like coming this far one day, let me know! :)


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