Our farrier met with our vet last Friday and went over Riva's x-rays and instructions. Today he was out to trim and shoe her. Riva is not the best 'patient', but has been getting better every visit. She was awesome today - stood very still and was most cooperative. At least we are making progress in that department!
Pic of her left front, after trim and new aluminum shoe
Farrier cut back her toe a bit and shimmed her heels up slightly with this shoe. Reason being she has a negative palmer in her coffin bone.
Pic of her right front, club foot with her custom made steel shoe
This foot he trimmed off about an inch from the toe and about a half inch of heel. He spent a good half hour making this shoe.
Hoping these bell boots stay on and keep her pricey new shoes on her feet!
The vet wants to see Riva back the middle of June. She will be at 2 1/2 weeks, by that time, in these shoes. No riding, lunging, working till the vet sees her. She is on normal turn out. Our farrier said he will see her again in 5 weeks, unless our vet wants her seen sooner, or heaven forbid...she loses a shoe.
Just spoke with our working student daughter, by phone, She sounds so in her element, loving her new position, but tired :)