The ground is much harder from a bit of a frost last night so I let Haakon out of his stable to get some fresh air. I soaked his right (far side) foot (potential abscess brooding there now), cleaned his left (near side) hoof (old abscess and over-reach injury has left a huge hole), rubbed Cornucrescine Hoof Ointment in and fed him his Farrier’s Formula.
While Haakon was standing in his bucket of hot water, I groomed him thoroughly and we had a good chat too. He seems less lame and quite perky.
Even so, I hate seeing Haakon like this. He is very good about everything I do and never complains. I keep thinking I might have to retire him and I don’t want to. A ridiculous thought, I know – he is still young and this lameness won’t last forever. It just feels like it at the moment.
There was a small flurry of snow after all my ministrations. I don’t know if The Minions have ever seen snow but they didn’t really notice or care. It settled on their coats like dried coconut flakes.
I put little piles of leftover silage and hay that needed finishing up before I opened up new bales. This is Kappi, Silver and Storm all sharing very nicely.
So please can I have some more healing vibes for Haakon, if I haven’t used up my quota already.