The top photo is the state of BTB's feet when he came to us Monday.
The good news is, there was only reaction to the hoof testers in the heel area of the left front foot and only minor reactions in the right front. We are hopeful there isn't the same level of damage to his feet as we have seen in some of our prior Thoroughbred rescues but he will need more time before his soundness can be fully determined.
What we do know for certain is ...he is a very sweet and kind horse who loves scratches and attention. He has calmed down considerably since Monday and continues to enjoy lounging in the sun and all of the frequent meals that appear throughout the day. BTB is still very underweight but seems more than determined to change that.
His feet and legs are still sore from walking on such severely neglected and overgrown hooves, so, he will remain on bute for the next week or so and continue resting in his soft paddock.
Up next for BTB will be the vet! Four years is a very long time for a horse to go without teeth floating. We are almost certain he will require one.
If you would like to donate toward Buck Tuddy Buck's rehabilitation, please do so through our website athttp://www.auctionhorsesrescue.com/donate.html or donate through our feed store, Fox Feed at (661) 252-9790