I am sad to report that young Nuri came up lame yesterday. His original arrival was postponed by a week due to an abscess in his right front foot and his owners had told us he has had trouble with his feet. He had been a little sore from the abscess, but was getting better every day. Unfortunately, when we brought him out for work yesterday, he was lame on his left hind. The farrier came out later in the day to check on him and declared he had had a full sub-solar abscess (hope I spelled this correctly) on his left hind and most likely would be sore for a while. His owners smartly decided to take him home to for some R & R.
During the farrier visit, I was curious about what this farrier had to say about how to help. Lynette Herrick is a new-to-me farrier who believes in the barefoot methodology on hoof care. I am always open to learning about new things and found what she had to say fascinating on an alternative way to help this horse.
Click here to listen to what Lynette had to say about healing feet without the use of corrective shoeing.