Horse Life

P: His Future As Lion Food

After a couple glasses of wine (ok, maybe a bottle), I texted the following to Husband:

Hence why I don’t often get on FB- it is DANGEROUS

I don’t know what I actually expected in response, but it quickly turned dark. I’d blame the wine, but I’m totes sober right now and still feel the same way.

Maybe I’m joking. Maybe I’m not.

See…besides being an idiot in the pasture and injuring his suspensory in August, thus forcing me to rehab him for 6 months, and then subsequently being an idiot in the cross ties in February and tearing a HOLE IN HIS FOOT, requiring multiple vet/farrier visits and special shoes, not to mention more time off, literally the ONLY THING I needed P to do was LEAVE THE SHOE ALONE.



Clearly someone took off his listening ears

He ripped it off last Saturday, but AGF was coming out to do P and some of the other horses on Monday anyway, so I Magic Cushioned/vet wrapped/duct taped him, and put him back out. But not before snapping some pictures. And…? The FOOT HOLE looks BETTER than the rest of his hoof now.

The Foot Hole is on the inside and the shoe damage is the outside. WTF P.

But check out the insane healing.

March 4
April 8: No more exposed soft tissue and the sole has grown back rapidly

So AGF came out to see what he could do, but there was zero anything to nail a shoe into. Given P’s proneness to removing shoes, he didn’t want to glue anything and risk more damage, so I had to order a boot for him. No clue how long this is going to last, but it was $90 so if he damages it, he’s just out of luck. I’ll gladly amputate his leg myself.

After AGF worked his magic. Now it just needs to grow, grow, grow.
The boot has lasted a week- 4 more to go

The one upside is that because there’s no shoe to worry about, he can be in a pasture vs the round pen.

Out with a buddy for the first time in 8 months! BO chose Copper, who is in her 20’s and is the only horse who will put P in his place. Note P’s slightly scared expression.

But he’s still as happy as ever to see me, despite his freedom, and gallops to the gate whenever he sees me. Which sorta makes me feel guilty for so readily suggesting he’ll make tasty lion food. But only sorta.

On the C front, things have been a no-go. He was a little foot sore when he arrived, which may be due to the fact that his feet are mush from living outside in a wet field. He has extremely flat front feet, so I opted to wait to ride until AGF could check him out and possibly put him in pads. I say “opted,” but really I was swamped getting ready for my work’s fundraiser followed by an entire weekend filled with Spartan races, so even if I’d wanted to ride, I wouldn’t have been able to.

A friend and I jumping over the fire to end the 8.3 mile Spartan Super on Saturday.
Smiling now. A mere few hours later, I’d find out about P ripping off his shoe.
Back on Sunday for the 4 mile Spartan Sprint with Husband and friends. Clearly this was before the race.
Husband insisted on running the entire race (including obstacles) with THE COW BONE. It now resides in his office. Blech.

Anyways, AGF checked C out, put him in shoes 2 sizes bigger (C’s owner warned me the farrier she used back home was not the best…clearly), and did pads/EquiPak. C was starting to move better, even trotting to the gate, then suddenly went dead lame. Sounds like an abscess is brewing, so he’s on Bute and small turnout for now. If he’s not any better at the end of the month, his owner will be coming to get him.

He’s better at selfies than I am

So basically nothing is going as it should. Story of horses, I guess.

I need to blow this up and plaster it all over P’s and C’s stalls. Because COME.ON.

25 thoughts on “P: His Future As Lion Food”

  1. Oh my god P. And now C. You can’t win lol. I shouldn’t be laughing, but I still kinda am lolol. That is horses tho so you’re not wrong there. That freaking sucks tho so I’m sorry about all the ponies injuring themselves.
    But I’d be about ready to turn my horse into lion food too if they pulled what P did lololol.


  2. lololol charlie is definitely the Pansy in that last comic….. but ugh to all the rest. what a bummer about the shoe and C’s sore feet and all that noise. ugh. horses. stahp! P’s foot really does look incredible tho (well, minus the fresh damage….), so hopefully there’s light at the end of the tunnel soon?!? otherwise, yes. definitely time for leg transplantation!


    1. That comic made me laugh so hard. Then want to cry ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      I told my BO that I was just going to amputate Pโ€™s leg and he and I would just join the circus.


  3. So i Totally read every mention of Lion Food as Food Lion Food and had to read it twice to get it. OMG It has been a Monday for sure. HA HA HA

    sorry you still have all the lameness under wraps (Get it) HA!

    I wondered whether you had dropped off the planet or not.

    SO I am just shocked you didnt buy a new horse. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Bahahaha Food Lion. After I feed P to the lions, Iโ€™ll just say he went to Food Lion ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      I maaay or may not have contacted the seller I got P from about another horse she has for sale ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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  4. feet suck. that horse is really cute tho. what are his feet like???? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    I want to say something about Spicy’s feet being nice but I don’t want to jinx myself so I’ll just say theyre all crackly because the weather is 8 ft of rain and then dry as hell and then 8ft of rain again. at least I have kevin bacon.


    1. Donโ€™t say a damn thing about his feet! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      I actually talked to the seller I got P from about another horse she has- first question were about his feet!


  5. The hole side of the foot looks so much better tho!

    I can’t believe I’ve never seen that motivational dandelion comic – hilarious!


  6. I feel you and was there all last summer with hoof issues. On a brand new to me horse. I even booked an appointment to go try out a new gelding. I ended up canceling it but the temptation was real. The offer still stands if you need someone to ride


  7. With every step P makes, he gets closer and closer to being chased down by hyenas! Seriously P! Take a freaking chill pill and stop messing up your hoof!!


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