Lilly is still VERY lame today. Her abscess hasn't popped, but it looks like it's going to be a doosie.
Here's a picture of her hoof before I soaked it today.
It's kind of hard to see, but there's an area at the top of her hoof, about the size of the damaged hoof area, that is puffy and painful. Even the top of her hoof seems to be peeling down a little bit.
I highlighted the area in this picture so you can see the size of it.
I'm hoping that entire area doesn't rupture when the abscess finally comes out. We would have a huge mess on our hands for sure.
She was a good girl about being soaked after getting over her initial anxiety about, get ready for it, not being able to see the other horses! GASP! THE HORROR! She's such a goober about her attachment to other horses.
Don't let the innocent face fool you!
After not being able to stand it any longer, I took my new halter to the barn.
It fits her with room for some adjustment, but I really don't care for the way it sits on her face. The moons keep the nose piece from being able to sit flat on her nose because they keep the it in a fixed position. The nose piece on my other halter was free to move around, so I could push it down and lay it flat against the bridge of her nose.
Otherwise, it looks really pretty!
Pay no attention to the "matching" lead rope. ;)
She hasn't been eating her grain very well, but inhales cookies like a Hoover vacuum cleaner. She was eating her hay too, so I don't know why she's not interested in her grain.
Lilly thinks being locked up in a stall with a bum hoof is no fun at all!