Today the vet came out to the field to examine the rest of the ponies and their environs. It was the same vet we saw yesterday with Fivla and Tiddles.
Daisy and I started by catching Lilja and Sóley and they had their feet picked up, cleaned and examined.
Then the vet went round each Shetland pony and thoroughly examined their feet too.
Fronts and backs. No stone unturned. No hoof not looked at.
Afterwards, I asked that he listened to Fivla and Tiddles’ hearts to see that they were healthy. Albie may have wanted to help!
There is absolutely no evidence in any of the ponies and horses of footrot, foot necrosis, thrush or anything diseased. In the vet’s opinion all the horses and ponies were fit, healthy and in rude health in every way. He said that you have to expect variation in the frog appearance between each horse. The appearance of Fivla’s and Tiddles’ hooves was inexplicable. He thought their field was perfect and he could find no apparent evidence of lightning strike. He even remarked on just how well behaved they all were too (which was nice ***proud Mum sniff now ***).
So there we are. Who knows? We have no idea what happened but at least everyone is alive and healthy and that, at the end of the day, is all that really matters. What occurred is a total mystery. “Just one of those things.” Something did. No one knows what.
My guess it was aliens and I am looking for crop circles next. I have walked round the field so many times now, I am surprised I haven’t seen them, though Storm probably ate them!