Thrush Free

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!

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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1 Response to Thrush Free

  1. Mom says:

    I am so glad you two got to ride …..and no thrush, mark it on the calander! Now don’t you feel better!

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