It's hard to tell in these old pictures of Lilly when she was SUPER CUTE, but she has hooves made out of PVC pipe halves. In addition to her check ligament surgery in September 2000, a mere 5 months after she was born, we had to do hoof reconstruction because her hooves had crumbled to pieces.
|Could she be any cuter?|
|Very shortly after her surgery.|
|You can see the puffy spots on her legs where they're still swollen.|
I remember being really embarrassed about her feet before the first pair of shoes went on. My farrier would cringe every time he came out to trim her and he practically begged me to let him put shoes on her front feet. I think he regretted his efforts after our first attempt at having her shod... she was having none of it and for the first couple appointments, she was UGLY. On the third or fourth time, I guess he'd had enough and what happened inside my barn was NOT pretty. That was his last time ever touching my horse.
I took my camera with me to the barn today to get some current pictures of her hooves. I cleaned them all up, got the aisle ready, and turned on my camera to find the batter was dead... After kicking myself for not checking that before going out to the barn, I decided to use my iPhone and hope for the best.
The first group of pictures are of her front feet. A lot of the pictures turned out blurry, especially those of the bottoms of her front feet, so these are the best I have so far. I plan on getting some more with an actual camera.
|Fronts from the front...|
|Fronts from the back...|
|Left side view...|
|Right side view... (event lines much??)|
Any and all comments are welcome and appreciated even if you say, "OMG! What has he done to her hooves??!!"