We were about ready to put him down this fall. The horse hadn’t improved and he couldn’t figure out why my cowboy was riding every other horse. He tried taking him out a time or two and Buddy tried so hard but he was just so sore.
Kind of as a last resort we had the farrier put on Memphis Bar shoes. Bar shoes have a tendency to contract the heels because of the restricted movement at the heel. With these type of shoes the bar is more towards the horizontal centre of the shoe.
Well, the long and the short of it is that Buddy feels good enough now to go out and work a little, the odd day and not for too long. He’s a pretty happy boy, one of two happy boys. Which makes me happy too.