Bob, I'm sure you aren't trying to attack me. I try to take everyone's advice or word's as kind ones here. Maybe the way I described my story when I first wrote, well, maybe it came across a bit wrong because I was upset and crying. Yes, to have thrush all winter is a very long time. Where I boarded her, there was just nowhere to get her out of the "wet" spots. And before you scold me, boarding here in the Tri-cities is scarce. I was lucky to have found my new boarding when I was asked to move this last weekend. At first, when she started to hold her foot up when she was eating, I was told that it was just something that some horses do when they ate. This came from someone who raised, boarded and owned horses. I trusted them. Plus, I had had her looked at by my farrier, he said he could find nothing wrong. I had my vet look at her too, he said she might have a touch of thrush, said to treat her with a bleach/water mix. I did that once and just didn't like that. I felt like she deserved better. So I went to the feed store and got the very best that was out on the market and started treating her. Next farrier visit, he looked at her again, different farrier, said she did have thrush, told me how to treat, said I definitely had the right stuff to treat with, but to treat more often. Now, I have her in a dryer atmosphere, the thrush is gone, she has been looked at by the vet again, and he doesn't think it is thrush. And we are into x-rays. I treat my animals when they are sick with kid gloves. They are my babies and when they need the vet, I get them there. But when it is wet over here, and no boarding, it just can't be helped. I did my best, I really did. Believe me, I feel horrible about this. If this hoof problem is my fault, I will never forgive myself. I just pray that it can be fixed. If I could have found this new boarding place earlier, I would have. I just didn't know.
Rhonda, thanks for the kind words and hopeful words I needed them! As you can see, I am a mess!