If you’ve been reading this for any amount of time, you’ve probably realized that I really like answers. Having a NQR issue without resolution is like a carrot on a string, and drives me bonkers. Oh yeah, and you’ve probably also notice that I may or may not be
a crazy passionate horsewoman Type A. It’s a lost cause.
So when the farrier came out, put the hoof testers on Foster and got nothing, I was frankly pretty disappointed. I really wanted just one little flinch that would indicate the sore spot and then we could fix it and get on our merry way. Instead, we had a very long conversation about next steps. Between farrier and vet (thank you for working together, I love you forever), these are:
- Continue with normal plan for hind feet – rocker shoes, short toe, packed with magic cushion every other cycle
- Change front feet- bring breakover point back with shorter toe and half-round shoes
- Add leather pads and magic cushion temporarily to front feet to alleviate any soreness
- Get a chiropractor out
- After his session, begin trotting again
- Wait 2 weeks and re-evaluate
I’ll be working with a new chiropractor that the vet recommends, because at this point I feel like I’m still forming my A team and I want everyone to communicate well- so she can fill the chiropractor in regarding all the nonsense of the last several months before coming.
So anyways. I suppose we’ll be just walking for a little while longer, instead of cantering as we were supposed to do this week. Chiropractor to the rescue?