Christmas Day for me included three separate household visits (with three separate Christmas meals!), lots of presents and yelling over the top of each other and rainy wet weather. But not before Allie got to go out and be a real horse again in a proper paddock, and before that I put my jods and riding boots on and rode my pony!
She was super well behaved considering she has been on box rest for two months. Mostly just plodded along on the buckle. But she was so footsore. Even on the grass. The poor thing has lost A LOT of sole thickness and frog. Her soles are just shit. Box rest just ruins hooves.
I put a pair of boots I had spare in the truck on her fronts and she was fine even on the sharp gravel.
Normally she doesn't need any protection even fresh after a pretty short trim. She can just go straight in the gravel at any pace, turning, etc as her soles are normally super thick and calloused. But that has all been lost now. :(
Anyway, onwards and upwards from here!