Feina has been a wonderful addition to our growing herd. She's elegant, kind, and just lovely. When she arrived she was sound appearing, but being put out 24/7 wasn't something she was prepared for. While she kept her head about her and didn't run around all crazy, she did get lamer and lamer each day so we started hydrating, icing, and checking her regularly. There was no heat and only a small amount of swelling in a tiny area so we let it run it's course while she adjusted.
When we started up the breeding checks with the vet, her feet were the first things I asked about as I wanted her to be as comfortable as she could be and be sure she could safely carry a baby. Dr looked her over and decided that the best course was to just have Farrier trim her and see what that did. Her feet weren't in bad shape but we were thinking this was acting like an abscess.
As soon as I could, I loaded her up to visit Farrier and we got to work. She was really reluctant to stand on her left front foot so we went about excavating out the right front. It did look a bit like it was snowing as Farrier carefully dug out her sole and frog. Along the way we found multiple old accesses here and there in many of her feet but we focused on one foot at a time, then allowed her to walk on it to adjust before starting on the next foot. We finally got to a point where he sole was normal and absorbing shock correctly and Feina went from nervous about bearing weight on her left front foot to totally blissed out and walking out like a boss. Basically it was a bit like she had on platform shoes. We're not sure if she'll be ridable in the future but honestly she's soon much more comfy that it's a pleasure to see that. Amazing!