I went out to the barn today for boot maintenance and when I drove past Lilly in the pasture, I saw she was being accosted by one of those giant biting flies (you all know the ones I'm talking about)! So I parked as quickly as I could and ran out to the pasture to try and save my sweet girl. As soon as she saw me, she took off at a dead run from the other end of the pasture towards the gate and very desperately tried to point me in the right direction by throwing her hind end in my general direction. I missed the darn thing the first time, but they don't give up that easily, so when it landed again I smacked it hard and then squished it into the ground when it fell.
Those things are awful!!
After the whole incident was over, though, I wondered if it hurt her feet to run at a gallop like that...
Otherwise, not much new on the Lilly front. I'm cleaning the boots, cleaning her feet, treating for thrush, and then back out she goes. The boots are doing really well, though, and I don't see any rub marks on her feet at all. If you're looking for a new boot, or perhaps want to have one on hand if your horse loses a shoe at some point, I very highly recommend the EasyBoot Trail. I just love them!!