I am please to report we are thrush free at the Triple H Ranch!
With the excessive amounts of rain we’ve had lately, I was preparing myself for a diagnosis of thrush in both horses. Anytime I pick their hooves and smell anything stinkier than usual, I douse their hoof in Thrush Buster, just to be safe.
It’s working! Our wonderful farrier, Alan, came out last night. After trimming both horses, he declared us thrush-free and Sugar’s hoof walls are looking better than when he started on her a few years ago!
Cause to celebrate, so Toni and I rode! Kobi was fabulous, even if we didn’t get every lead change. I was impressed with Toni and Sugar. This is the first ride since Sugar’s injury. She was walking as if she had a purpose in life and even wanted to break into trotting (which if you know Sugar, isn’t always a good thing). Not a limp in sight. Toni even got a few strides of a canter out of the mare – which is cause to celebrate on its own!