Blue Goo

My mare is now the horse with one blue “shoe”. After talking with the vet and seeing her in person farrier had decided to give her 6-8 weeks of the epoxy before we consider other options.

It’s a really cool process, and I’m not sure if anyone else has ever seen it done, so I tried to take some pictures.  Obviously O stood like a rock for most of it looking bored.

Example:

I know, her mane is out of control.
After resetting her just a bit to be sure we didn’t have any pressure points under the shoe farrier places a hardcore mesh plastic between shoe and sole, this is for the epoxy, for extra space to stick to.  He then cleans her foot as much as possible as this stuff adheres to anything.  Then O gets to wear a pretty sock while he prepped the epoxy.


Next, her flat feet take up a lot of the epoxy, so in it goes.  He holds the foot level until it spreads and fills the space.  The color of the month was blue.  I like it.

After it starts to settle he carefully covers the bottom of her foot with a syrifoam pad, and duct tapes any edges so that the “goo” doesn’t escape.

And starts trimming extra epoxy off.

And he was finally done!

I gave her the next day off, and was eager to see how’d she be last night.  I tacked up, hopped on, and with trainers eagle eyes watching….off we trotted.  It was odd, I could feel something but it wasn’t really a lame step.

So I’m feeling hopeful that the epoxy was the right choice!  She’s getting a few more days off and we’ll see how she goes this weekend.

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