Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fancy Foot Work

The farrier came out this morning and took his time with Beau. He was "barely" able to get a shoe on that front left, Beau just doesn't have much hoof wall there. We got a two-part epoxy to try to fill in the gap between his shoes, sole, and wall. This will help seal the hole, and it will hopefully provide some support. The problem is, we didn't have quite enough. But it'll do for now. If we have to re-do it, we will. The farrier said that he noticed that Beau is a LOT more stable on three legs than he was a week ago, and that he looks a lot better too.

Putting in the Epoxy

The picture is blurry, but you can still make out the gap that didn't quite get filled in.

This is heavy duty, super sticky tape! And so begins the wrapping process.

The finished product.

Some more body shots.


Dressager said...

Whoa, that's some heavy-duty shoeing! But it sounds like it'll all work out in the end. He looks good!

Alee said...

That's great! That should reall help with his foot tenderness.

He is looking so much better. It's neat to hear that the farrier can tell he is getting stronger. He sure has made lots of progress in such a short amount of time!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Karen! It's so nice to see that you are giving Beau the best of everything he needs, not to mention deserves! It really looks like he is gaining some muscle tone from the look of the new pics, so nice to see!

I must say that I am officially addicted to reading your updates!

Cheval Noire said...

Me too; I have your updates on my iGoogle homepage so whenever you add a new blog it pops ups.

Looks as though that shoe 'construction' will do the trick and he looks great.

Big improvements so quickly - well done you : )

Anonymous said...

Karen - Thank You so much for sharing those photos! That was very interesting!
Hope all goes as it should and look forward to your updates!
Karen in Lake Wales FL