I have no idea what happened, but both Ava and Joy went lame within days of each other.
The real reason is because I had an event I wanted to take one of them to this coming Saturday. I was really excited about it too. Like, extremely.
Since I didn’t care which mare to take, they obviously both had to go lame. Spoiling the owners fun would’t work unless they successfully went lame in tandem.
Farrier suspects abscess in Joy, but couldn’t find any pockets. He wasn’t sure with Ava.
Actually, my big fear was laminitis again. I don’t think it is though. Both mares are lacking the heat, pulses, etc. Appears to be only one foot in both. And they had no issues holding either hoof up for farrier on hard concrete. So, I think, knock on wood, that it’s not the dreaded L word.
Ava however is feeling frisky enough to set up a barrage of kicking at the wall. She’s obviously mortally wounded and at deaths door.
Farrier packed Joy’s hoof with drawing salve last Friday. I didn’t see any difference in the hoof/dressing a couple days later, but she’s moving around better. Not totally sound, but not three legged lame either.
Edit to Add: I let both mares out in the pasture last night. Ava drops, rolls, gets up and pushes off into a gallop, farts, aims a big buck right at me, and immediately crashes flat on her side. 😂 She jumps back up, shakes the dust off, and casually strolls out toward the field like she meant that. I might have been more empathetic toward the fall if she hadn’t been aiming her hind feet at me when she lost her balance. Little snot. Apparently no harm done. A minor ding to her massive ego. 😁
Did I link my last video of Joy (for those of you not subscribed on youtube)? If not, here it is:
I have bending issues to the left on both my horses. I’m 99% sure it’s me, but STILL not sure how to fix it. Example: the walk pirouette left.. had a really hard time wrapping her around my left leg (didn’t really accomplish it).