Saturday, August 25, 2018

Hoof trimming - Buttercup gets a manicure

So my friends, Tadd and Kim, recently moved to some amazing acres out in the country.  They got a couple of llamas and then added a beautiful little donkey, Buttercup, and her adorable two month old baby, Nugget. 

Buttercup needed a manicure as her feet had been neglected by her previous owner.  Her front hooves had grown too long and then broke off in places.

Buttercup was patient for about all of ten minutes - just long enough for me to get one of the front feet clipped and rasped.  She wanted no part of us messing with the second front hoof and back feet were out of the question.  

First foot done, Miss Buttercup decided she had had enough and layed down on us.  Little did she know that wouldn't get her out of getting her other feet done.  It actually made it easier on all of us!  

After the trimming was done, Miss Buttercup got a good slathering of Hooflex on all sides and the bottom of her hooves.



Success!!! Buttercup's feet are in much better shape.  Tadd and I, well, let's just say Miss Buttercup is amazingly accurate in locating her targets and making impact with her strong hard hooves.  No real harm done and grateful Buttercup wasn't any bigger!  Thanks Kim for all the amazing photographs!!