The farrier was out Monday and SUCCESS, shoes stayed on a full trimming cycle. This is great news.
Even better news, the farrier was thrilled with how much hoof Gus had grown. He kept gushing about it, actually. I didn’t actually realize how much it was until he took the shoes off and trimmed one of the front feet.
He was able to trim the entire clip mark off! And more! And this was only after five weeks. Really may have been more like four.
The farrier kept asking if I had him on a hoof supplement or what the heck was I feeding him? The answer is no hoof supplement. However, on the days I have been out riding (which is usually 4 or 5 days a week) I have been giving Gus an extra ration of a feed called Crypto Aero. I first heard about it from it’s maker at Rolex. She uses it to add weight to her thoroughbreds. So when Gus lost all his nice weight from the move and being at a new place, I figured I’d give it a try. I’d say it’s been doing a good job of adding weight but apparently it has been doing an even better job of adding hoof!
So now if I can only clear up the thrush in his back feet we will be doing good. And then we can talk about taking the back shoes off. I will be so thankful when we get to that point.