Sweet, calm Lazarus getting his fifth trim from Cliff.
I swear, Laz, LOVES Cliff
"mmmm CliFfie youz smellz goooodz and makez my feetz feel gooodz"
Here Cliff is adjusting Laz's right rear. He is keeping the pressure off his inside area, where the old wedge shoe caused pressure to drive his hoof to hold onto itself.
I must have asked Cliff 100 questions and what if's about his foot.
He thinks for now, he's good. The hoof may start cracking off and if it does, he'll hoof cast it.
I'm to keep an eye and if I see any changes in the hoof's appearance or in Laz's behavior, Cliff will come out reassess.
The inside of his right rear, where you can see where it may crack.
Laz was a total cuddle bug with Cliff.
Watching him trim his feet...
Nuzzling his hat and hair...
This is a happy boy
Cliff on the left talking to one of the boarders
Small world, they used to work together in the automotive world!
Cliff was so patient and answered everyone's questions about their horses and even had a farrier who is newly training to be a barefoot trimmer come out and learn from him.
Icing again per Chiro
Laz has been a rockstar lately that I can leave him 'ground tied' when he grazes.
A couple times when something spooked him, he ran up to me for comfort (awwww) and then bucked off his ice bag (hilarious!).
Can I just say that yesterday, when I walked out to him with his halter and lead rope he nickered twice to me.
A quiet, low rumbling of "yea, let's do this"
Sigh...thank you Cliff-I'm so happy that I still have my boy!!!