Saturday, June 15, 2013

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A PEDICURE MAKES.......!!!

COQUETTE'S FRONT FEET WHEN WE PICKED HER UP LAST WEEK


HER FEET AFTER TYLER WAS HERE YESTERDAY

Who knew there was an actual hoof capsule in that mess. I guess her feet had kept growing taller and taller like a stovepipe, until the length of the frog in the back, pushed her forward and collapsed the front hoof wall That's what she's been walking on for a LONG long time.  

We all figured she would really be sore from the tendons in the back of her legs contracting, but she seems to be enjoying her new freedom.  I've seen her turn a foot back for a second or two when she's standing, but she hasn't offered to turn either of them back to walk...........  YIPPEE!  


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NOT A BAD LOOKING FOOT BOTTOM, CONSIDERING

THAT'S BETTER...!!!



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I was afraid when she came in this morning she would really be sore from the tendons in the back of her legs being stretched.  But she came in walking like she was fairly comfortable.  We had her in the squeeze this morning doing some doctoring and unfortunately everyone else was out including her buddy Penny.  She threw an absolute hissy fit, down to and including pawing the ground "hard" with both front feet.  So I think she is doing OK........!!!! 

Penny was as big a problem as we thought she would be.  She is a fear kicker, which means you don't always know what will set her off.  Well she got set off, when she saw Tyler come in with his tools and it pretty much went downhill from there.  He brought "back-up" with him, 2 strong young men.  She didn't manage to kick anyone directly, a couple of close calls.  I didn't get any pictures working on her, we were all too busy, ducking and running.......!!!   For a little girl, she can be formidable. 

Tyler, bless his heart thinks he's having fun.........!!!!  LOL

4 comments:

The Dancing Donkey said...

WOW! It is so amazing how bad those feet can get and still be fixable. A few trims and she'll have normal looking feet again. What a relief it must be for her.

Susan said...

What a terrific job the farrier did! Poor donkey walking on those miserable hooves for such a long time. Anyone who thinks HDLM took good care of their animals needs to see these before and after photos. Thanks for taking good care of her. She is going to feel so much better.

Janet Abbott said...

AMAZING!!

Tish said...

She's buzzing around like almost normal. I'm sure x-rays would show some internal damage, but I don't think it's going to be a problem for her, thank goodness.