October 25, 2005
Vicki owns Scout so we already know she has a huge heart. When that big heart joins up with her friend Bonnie, who rescues horses off the track as a hobby, we end up with an attempt to restore soundness to Shivon, a beautiful 6 year old paint mare.
Bonnie is a vet anesthesiologist, and Vicki works for three equine vets, so they run across more horses deserving a second chance than most of us know exist... Bonnie needs to formalize her rescue operation because she deserves that level of recognition, if nothing else!!
This sweet mare has had a very rough life. When she was 2 years old she caught her left rear leg in wire and severed
her extensor tendon. It went untreated for several months until the youngster was given to Bonnie . Her leg healed and she was eventually sound.
They began to train her as a 4 year old. Shivon had a club foot, and came up lame with what they suspect was a stone bruise. On November 1, 2003, she was trimmed too short by the farrier, and went down with the pain. They treated it as an abscess, and approximately a month later she foundered. X-rays showed severe rotation but her coffin bone didn't sink.
Shivon wears a taped on Davis treatment boot that gives her sole protection while transferring most of the pressure to the wall area.