Cowboy

DSC00578Meet Coyboy. Coyboy came to us not knowing to much, after lots of ground work, trail riding and lots of play, he is now a kid safe horse. The kids love him. We take him  overnight camping and trail ride all day. This guy has come a long ways.

The Anatomy of Thrush

The Anatomy of Thrush

When looking at a horse’s foot from the bottom, the hoof wall circles from the outside heel around the point of the toe, and on to the inside heel. The frog is a dark-colored soft tissue that is triangular in shape, and stretches from the heel to midway toward the toe. Because the frog and hoof wall bear equal weight, the frog is always touching the ground when a horse is standing, thus, bacteria collects in the frog and remains trapped if not cleaned out on a regular basis.

Thrush thrives under conditions where there is minimal oxygen. The preliminary sign of the condition is a strong odor coming from the hoof. Thrush is composed of many different types of anaerobic bacteria and usually resides in the soft tissue of the frog. If a horse is barefoot or unshod, the hooves are usually self-cleaned as a horse moves around and runs, because the debris can escape the hoof cavity more easily. With a shod horse, it is harder for bacteria to escape. And if a horse has a silicone pad product applied, bacteria can get trapped underneath the pad.

Cloud

DSC00377         Cloud was tied to a tree for 2 plus years, real thin when he came

to us. His feet had not been touch’s for years. Today he is a nice

horse. His trust gets better every day.

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