I went out and got a few pictures this morning of Caritas, our off-the-track ex-race horse. He’s in a pasture all to himself. (Goes out during the day when I’m home, and back with the herd at night.)
He still needs some weight, but at these camera angles he doesn’t look too bad actually! He wouldn’t get out of the tall grass long enough for me to get a good picture of his feet. I’ll try again later. We just switched his grain from Safe-Choice by Nutrena to Purina Strategy and added the supplement “farriers forumula.” The sugars in the Safe Choice aren’t any lower than any other feeds, so I don’t know why it’s called “Safe Choice”, and isn’t safe at all for foundered horses. I’d prefer to use Triple Crown Products, but they are not available in this area any more. Southern States used to carry them, but switched to AgWay products, which I know nothing about.
Carrot is pretty comfortable walking around, and even running around at times, but does have a little bit of trouble on sharp gravel and divoted areas that have dried, where he’s more careful about where he puts his feet.
I wish you all a happy Monday!