Poor Birdie has seedy toe… in all four hooves. She is a typical thoroughbred with average hooves and unfortunately the farrier hadn’t seen her in awhile before she went to be sold on behalf.
She arrived with some pretty deep cracks in her hooves and seedy toe got right in there so when the farrier came to visit this weekend, she had to get it cut out and treated.
She’s a bit tender now especially on her right hind hoof (the one she’s holding up in the above pic) so she’s getting a few days off to heal up a bit which means our road ride with the other grazers had to be postponed – I think she’s doing everything she can not to go on that road ride
I’ll keep treating her hooves and the farrier will be back in 4 weeks to re-trim – hopefully it will be all healed up by then and she doesn’t develop any abscesses. If her hooves are better, we’ll be getting some front shoes put on so she can work a bit harder and we can get moving towards our first shoe – no rush though… we’ve got years together.