Well, it's a couple of months later and things are really looking up for Buck. Here he is taking in the sights, (in what appears to be a brand new body), at his new home with adopter Maria.
When we first rescued Bucky, he was in extreme pain from very overgrown and neglected feet. High doses of bute failed to help relieve his discomfort, so he was transported to West Coast Equine Hospital to be examined. His feet had been neglected for so long, (and the damage so deep), the source of his pain was difficult to identify, even on x-ray. After his feet were trimmed, he was diagnosed with a severe case of thrush, as well as permanent damage to his navicular bone..
Fast forward to today and Bucky, (now more appropriately named "Bronson"), has gained over 200 lbs, is wearing corrective shoes and pads and will be x-rayed again soon to re-assess the damage to his feet.
We are simply thrilled with the progress Maria has made rehabilitating Bronson. He looks absolutely fantastic, is a very loved family member and will continue to be, no matter what.
Thank you so much Maria for giving Bronson the great future he very much deserved all along, and now has finally found.