I moseyed into the barn, checked the communications board, and found this:
|"Moved Lilly back. The other horses always tried to eat her food because she comes and goes. The guys go "crazy" with her so she's by herself for now."|
I saw the new horse's owner too, and she was telling me her horse Music was going completely crazy over Lilly. He was pacing the fence and screaming for her constantly, which is why they put him in a different paddock. When he was still going nuts, they decided to put Lilly across the road to make it even more difficult for him to see her. Music's mom said even Jack was starting to act crazy with her, so they decided to put Lilly back in a paddock by herself. That horse of mine is always causing trouble. :)
After I took pictures of Lilly's feet the other day, I noticed something in one of them that had me a bit worried. I was upset that I hadn't see it when I was at the barn, so I quickly emailed it to Rebecca to see what she thought about it. Basically there was an area by Lilly's frog that had a hole in it. Since it was by her frog, I was worried that Lilly might have some thrush in her foot. Because of my vacation, it had been over a week since I had been able to pick her feet so I was pretty worried. Rebecca said it was difficult for her to diagnose since she couldn't actually look at her foot, but she thought it looked more like an abscess than thrush.
I also took some pictures of the chipping on her feet. I just find it interesting because the chips are coming off on their own (except for a few of the bigger ones).
We did just a little bit of in halter work and then I took the halter off and worked on getting her to pay attention to me, which was extra difficult because of all the cat calls from the boys. When I finally got her attention, I did what I call the "pull", where I turn toward her hip and walk to the opposite end of the round pen, my back to her. She usually walks into the middle of the ring, follows me to where I've stopped, and stands there waiting for what's to come next. Today, though, she walked up behind me and rested her chin on my shoulder. My heart melted... I turned my head and gave her a big smooch. I do love that mare.
While I had her out, I thought I would get a few videos on my iPhone of her trotting and cantering. If you look closely along the fence lines, you can see all her admirers. :)
3 Weeks Post Shoes - Trotting Left
3 Weeks Post Shoes - Cantering Left
She seemed better to the left, and she really didn't want to trot to the right, so I didn't push her. I think you can see pretty well how she's a bit off...
3 Weeks Post Shoes - Trotting Right
If I continue to see that she's off on that right foot, and depending on what Cat says on Thursday, I may end up getting xrays just to be safe.