Bullet. Bullet was donated in August, 2012 as a founder
case. These pictures are all from August 16th, 2012, when
his shoes were removed, his feet cleaned, photographed and
trimmed. Bullet's corrective shoeing had caused additional
problems with contraction, thrush, and navicular presentation.
He has been making remarkable progress. He is a cute
little horse with a lot of try. He is also a case study on
with Miriah Stuart, VTT, who did the thermography when his shoes
were removed. It was remarkable to watch the blood flow
return to the hoof after the shoes were removed.
Bullet does not have much of a past that we know of. His
former owners had bought some property and were asked if they
wanted him. They were told he was off the
reservation. They loved him and when he foundered they
followed the advice of their farrier but being new horse owners
did not know enough to see the damage being caused by the
corrective shoeing. Bullet is about 17 years old and is
broke to ride, but really doesn't know very much. He is a
sweet pony and will fit in well with the program when his hoof
rehabilitation is farther along. He loves to be scratched
and is very playful. Bullet has some scars on his face
consistent with a war bridle, and he is fearful of his ears
being touched. He has made a lot of progress in that area
and is now in the lesson program. He is super fun to ride.