I was so excited to get out to the barn to love on P and check our her new barefoot toes and take photographic evidence of their shape/condition/etc.
But, of course, I whipped my camera out of my bag, only to realize that its completely dead from the east coast swing, and I'm sick of taking crappy pictures of the mare with my iPhone.
THEN, I went to grab Pia out of her stall and examine the new feet thinking "oh well, I'll just clean her up and take pictures on Friday" when I realized that she still had shoes on. I thought it was possible my email/texts got to S after farrier was out there, but then I looked at her hind feet, which are ALL TOE. ALL TOE. no trimming has been done.
My heart sank a little since the P is now 3 weeks overdue (don't get me started), and we're trying to shorten her hind toes anyway (remember the "flipper" diagnosis??). Plus, between the Wobblers and her not getting ridden her back is all sorts of tight and locked up and I'm sure that poking around and extra long feet is NOT helping our situation.
So now I'm all atwitter. Current farrier (who is GREAT if he ever shows up) is totally MIA again, the other farrier at the barn trims everyone really tight and they look like crippled little quarter horses from the 80's, and my farrier from back in the day when I had other horses is out of the area. ARGH.
So, now the hunt is on for a) someone I trust. b) someone who is good and c) someone willing to come all the way out just for one horse. I've left messages this morning but I'm starting to feel like I'm neglecting my horse and its making me nauseous. Plus I'm anxious. Those shoes need to be gone by Wednesday when the mare will be hooves up on a table getting her pictures taken of her spinal cord.
Back out tonight. Pia needs more food (as always), and I just want to love on her. Also, just a heads up - If I am able to watch the myelogram at all, I might actually throw up at the sight of my horse going down under anesthesia. I've only seen it once, and I'm pretty sure I didn't handle it well then either...
If nothing else, this weekend will bring some serious grooming time, a nice walk on the trails and (hopefully) new toes.