The vet was out today and we did a full external and then I ended up deciding to ultrasound one of Milo’s legs because it’s his “funny” foot of his two fronts (it always gets longer than the others, lower heel etc) and he was a tiny bit reactive to a pinch test.
Nothing came up that needs anything to be dealt with just preventative. We need to change how he’s being shod now since having already low heels (genetic) with long toes (partly just how his hoof his and partly from not having his feet done at all until he was 2 and then having no one cut him back enough until I found the farrier we have now) creates more concussion on the suspensory tendons, so there’s some slight roughening from an old, healed irritation that could’ve been from something as simple as him running around in his paddock as a baby with his stupidly long feet…
TDLR: Make sure you take care of you horses feet even if you’re having to pay like $250 every 4-5 weeks like I’m going to have to do probably 😂 because bad feet increase the concussion on the tendons and ligaments. And don’t be that Dick head that does trim your horses (or feed them) and ruins their feet for years to come. Also, being a worry wart pays off
I’m super glad I had the vet out and ultimately decided to ultrasound because he flexed completely fine for the flexion test and the vet even said that he thought it’d likely be okay to go without an ultrasound but now we have a better idea of how to fix his feet and yet that stupid heel higher and toe cut back even more.
Any how, Tbird is still a go because the vet said we don’t have to change anything we’re doing with him and that it’s more or less just trying to fix his feet to be more normal.
Spending money to get peace of mind and make sure that you’re doing everything right is so much better than waiting and potentially having something bad happen