Duke's Rehab

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  1. JinxedDream

    JinxedDream Senior Member

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    I recently got another equine, his name is Duke and he's a Shetland pony.

    As you can see, he needs help. This is after spending 3 hours cleaning him up. His hooves are the worst. The farrier knows where he came from, he wasn't touched in a year. He's horrible about his hooves being handled. The farrier tried to do him today and we've decided to get him sedated to proceed.

    Other than his hooves, he seems fine. He's easy to handle so far. The goal is to be a companion for my riding horses. That and he needed a soft place to land.
     

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    NBChoice Senior Member

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    He's pretty darn cute!!
     
  3. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    Aww, he looks cute but like a handful.
    Those hooves will need a bit of work...are you able to handle them, with injuries you sustained? I would imagine that to be tricky...
    Please be careful, yeah?
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    Oh and: congrats! I am sure he will clean up very nicely!
     
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    JinxedDream Senior Member

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    So far, I haven't had an issue with him. He's easier for me to deal with physically than my BF's draft cross. I can touch his legs and I can pick up his fronts. He's easy to lead and handle otherwise. My BF dealt with the farrier and because he freaked out completely, we're going the sedation round.

    I have to get a grazing muzzle for him if anyone knows of a vendor for that. Just to be safe on the ponies foundering stuff. He likely has foundered before.
     
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    I have a Shetland mare who didn’t have great hooves when we found her. We just cleaned her feet daily, limited her grazing time to an hour and a half and didn’t make her walk over hard obstacles.
     
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    bellalou Senior Member

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    He's super cute! Thanks for giving him that soft landing. Considering he hasn't been touched in a year, his feet could be a lot worse. Good luck with him and keep us updated. I love a classic English Shetland!
     
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    He is lucky to have found you! He’s super cute :)
     
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    Good luck with him-!!
     
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    He really is a cute little bugger! Very happy to see he landed with you!
     

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