Sweetie's a friendly little halter broke pony. She came to us from victims of the 2015 Fruitland, WA fires. When her family originally got Sweetie, her feet were already bad off, then the fires devastated their home and property. Her family just didn't have the resources to continue with her. They sought us out for help and signed her over to the rescue, so we could provide medical care. Her body was in good health but her hooves were curled up like elf shoes, limiting her to walking strictly on her heals.
We took Sweetie directly to Ponti Veterinary Clinic for an evaluation where she received a health check, x-rays, and professional hoof care. Sadly, x-ray's show her coffin bone is mostly gone. Unfortunately this is irreversible. Going forward, an evaluation time time was given to see how she would do, and thankfully Sweetie has shown to be quite comfortable & happy to get about life with properly timed hoof care.
The vet has concluded that although she'll never be able to carry or pull weight, she can have a wonderful quality of life as a pasture pet. Additionally, her trimmer is hopeful that the shape of her hoof will straighten out within a years time. With the coffin bone half gone, only time will tell.
Because of these hoof issues, Sweetie has been deemed a permanent resident. She's capable of living a great life and has a lot of love to give.