About a month ago, Kellie and I hauled out to Tyrrell Park. I thought Biscuit looked a little tender when I put him in the trailer.
I got him out to park and tacked him up...I thought he'd be ok but nope! He was LAME - I told Kellie I couldn't ride him like that - that would be mean!
I took him back and to the barn and soaked his hoof. I couldn't see an abscess. A few days later Craig Williams was at the barn and used the hoof testers on him. It took a bit of pressure before Biscuit really reacted so not sure if it is an abscess or a stone bruise. I was soaking his hoof everyday and putting Epson Salt Poutice LeeAnn P had. I ordered some of my own.
In the mean time, I rode Lady Dollar for 2 weekends in a row. OMG - she was a handful but sweet as she can be. She was afraid of the water in the ditches - poor girl. She hasn't been out to ride in 4 years and was pretty upset that first ride when we got to the bayou. She kept trying to turn around and turning her head so she couldn't see the water. I finally got off of her and led her thinking that would calm her down. I remounted up by the road and we took her back. No sense and upsetting her.
The following week I was so proud of her - still not liking water on the ground, spooked a few times but went down the bayou like a good girl. Got a little nervous out in the back so I brought her back. I would love to learn to ride her faster gaits! What a good girl she is!