I have been waiting not so patiently for the farrier to come back out. Because Stinker had the pad on, I couldn't see how anything was healing and it was making me crazy. I had no way of knowing if I was keeping things clean enough or if I needed to be doing more. I had myself half way convinced that his foot was going to fall off when the pad was removed. #nologic #justparanoia
Thankfully, everything looked good. It is slowly growing back, but he didn't show any sensitivity on it, so the pad was left off. I have mixed feelings about that, because he is stepping short in the trot which means it is bothering him, but at the same time I like being able to see it.
I guess I will see how it goes. I am still waiting on the new head plate for my saddle so I can widen it. Once that comes in we can start doing walk rides (sadly no trail rides) to start building his fitness back up. In the meantime I am hoping that I can sneak in a couple of rides on some borrowed horses.
It totally blows my mind that endurance riders are like SURE COME RIDE MY HORSE!!!! I guess not everyone has particular weirdos that mind strange riders. Either way it will be good for me to ride other horses and hopefully I don't make a fool out of myself.