Fall Colors Between Rhio's Ears

Fall Colors Between Rhio's Ears

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mission Impossible

You may be able to tell how much new, sharp gravel is now on our road - Rhio doesn't tolerate this footing at all!

Rhio & I attempted a conditioning ride down the road today, but had to abort the mission about a mile into it, because the county had graded the road & added a layer of fresh gravel.  Rhio is barefoot (I didn't think to dig out the boots yet this spring - guess it's time!) and doesn't tolerate that sharp gravel.  Bummer!  We did a little work in the outdoor arena when we got back, and called it a day.

foot update: last trim 2 1/2 weeks ago, when the arc to take the hoof wall out of weight bearing below the injury was redone - we've been riding so much that the hoof has nearly grown the arc out already!  Exercise increases hoof growth.  

and a better view of the injury itself.  The coronary band is looking great, but I'm not very happy with the large hoof defect that does seem to be forming.  

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