I got Packenham (Paddy for short) - an ex point-to-pointer in May of 2012, after having a break from riding of about 20 years. There have been some ups and downs (mostly downs) over the past 18 months & this is our journey together from Paddy being a racehorse to hopefully eventually a riding horse!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Paddy still lame :(

Paddy is still lame, he's had a couple of weeks rest and when I trotted him up he was very clearly lame, so got the vet out. The vet asked for  him to be reshod, making sure the toes were short in order to improve the breakover and to have another weeks rest and to give him bute for a week - if he's still lame, the. He will need to go for a lameness work up.

So he's been reshod, though I am not really happy about the shoeing and am starting to read more about the biomechanics of the foot/leg. Just hoping he is better when I trot him up again.

Given that he appears to have dodgy feet, I have also decided to track his progress by taking photos of his feet at intervals to see if there is any improvement/ deterioration.

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