When he first had his surgery, he got it for a clubbed foot. Now however, the left foot..which was the worst.. kinda has the opposite problem! (the right foot is great and has really healed up nicely!!) His "ankle" joint or his fetlock has now become hyperextended when he walks. The vet said that he needed to increase his exercise time to try and strengthen the muscle. We tried this for a few weeks and even found a brace that was supposed to help support the suspensatory ligaments. It seemed to help a little bit, but some times when he was walking, it would make your stomach churn for how extended it was getting. Obviously this was a better problem to have than what he had before the surgery, but it still needed to be corrected.
The last time Doug was out, we called the vet who did his surgery to find out if there was anything else we could do or that she would recommend to help this. She said we needed to put on a shoe that has an extension on the back to make it so he can't flex as much. She also said that we needed to continue back with the wrapping of his leg with the cotton wrap and the vet wrap and that he needed to be back on stall rest with no more than 5 minutes a day of exercise so that the leg can now heal more and hopefully tighten up.
His new wrap.. don't you love the hot pink zebra?? :)
His new kicks
the best pic of it that we could get. you can see the shoe and then the added part that comes out the back. It was amazing to watch Doug make this and to actually put it on. I've never seen a horse get a shoe before!
The bad kids
Camie making a mean face
Playing in the snow
Bolt about to get Camie
He is getting so pretty. and Big!!
I think she was tired?
"This is my good side"
Bolt is about to get Camie again!!!
Bolt getting some lovin' from mom!
Having some fun