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[RC] Alpine's feet - Agilbxr

Just thought I'd update everyone on Al's feet...

He's MUCH better, 100% sound, no discharge, and the frogs have stopped shedding 
(thank goodness..there wasn't much left to shed).  I've been doing short slow 
rides with him, and other than being a little stumbly (his toes are too long..I 
need to have the farrier out), he isn't being tippy-toey or anything.  Yay!

I did start him on hooflex (15mg biotin per 4oz serving amongst other good 
stuff) and back on beet pulp cause he came home with his coat in scruffy, rough 
shape.  I'm going to get a bag of (gasp!) sweet feed, cause my twit doesn't 
like the hooflex and can pick it out of a mash of beet pulp, pellets, alfalfa 
cubes and applesauce. He will snarf the sweet feed, so I think I can disguise 
it in there.

Now my goal for spring is summer is A: grow feet back and B: slowly condition 
him back so that I can start doing fall rides.  

For those of you in the rain...come to Florida.  It's gorgeous here. And if it 
does rain, it soaks into the sand almost immediatly.  I don't know if I could 
ride in mud...Alpine spooks at it.  It'd be interesting to say the least.

Juli and Alpine (feeling fine, thanks!)


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