Monday, January 11, 2010

Update on Smokey

It would appear that old MoJo is on the mend. The swelling is gone, and he is no longer limping. He's even been spotted trotting around his paddock. Time to get the farrier out to put the shoe back on that foot. He clearly hasn't been too hurt to roll in the mud:



Since he was a little tender footed after pulling the shoe, I bought this contraption called a Hoof Wrap. It consists of a foam pad for the bottom of the foot, and a wrap with numerous velcro straps. I honestly thought that it wouldn't last a day before getting sucked off in the mud. To my surprise, it took him a week to get it off. The interesting thing is that it was torn down the back. I can't figure that one out, since it was on a back foot. Oh well, it served it's purpose, and I'll probably purchase a replacement, just for the sake of having one on hand.

I'm going to wait a few more weeks before riding again. No point in pushing him too fast, too soon.

I climbed up on the roof to pull down the Christmas lights yesterday. I know, I know...but better late than never, right? While I was up there, I snapped this photo of Mt. Rainier:


The sight of The Mountain is one that I never tire of.

12 comments:

Buck said...

I'm glad Smokey is on the mend. Good news.

Bag Blog said...

We had a horse who was foundered. He was not able to keep a shoe on, but we found these Easycare rubber boots that clamped on - they were great. I'm glad Smokey is on the mend.

alison said...

It's soooo lovely. Reminds me of my first trip to the US. I camped in the mountains by a lake with my friend Beth and we woke up to that very view. It was September 11 2001

Laura said...

Whoa. That's your view? Lucky bastard : )

Rude1 said...

Nice view! I hope you dont have to be on the roof each time to see it! :)

Great news about Smokey!

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Buckskins Rule said...

Buck: Thank you.

Lou: I haven't had to cope with founder yet, and am secretly hoping not to. With that said, it's amazing the products that are available to care for horses with hoof problems. It speaks volumes for the lengths we are willing to go to for our friends.

Alison: I never tire of that view. And I think we all remember where we were that fateful day.

Laura: Yep, that's the view, at least when it's not overcast.

Rude1: Fortunately it isn't necessary to climb up on the roof to enjoy the view. It just seemed like a prime location for a photo, so I had one of my daughters toss the camera up to me.

Gordon said...

Hey--you'll ruin your reputation, taking down your Christmas lights like that. Ya gotta leave them up until May, at least!

Buckskins Rule said...

Gordon: If I was a true redneck, I'd just leave them up year round. That would be my first choice, to avoid the hassle every year. However, I'm certain that Mrs. BR will have none of it.

Gordon said...

yeah, sometimes you have to yield to the feminine sensibilities.

Jessica said...

I haven't been up to Seattle in years, but that is one of my favorite views--such a beautiful mountain.

I'll have to check out the Hoofwraps, though my daughter does a really, really good duct tape/diaper wrap. It's truly impressive, though luckily I haven't needed it yet this year. (She says, knocking wood repeatedly.)

Christina LMT said...

I'm glad Smokey is improving! And what a stunning view you have, you lucky thing!