For Jan Drinkwater of Sydney, Australia, nursing a horse through laminitis is all about taking things step by step.

And also about sharing those steps with the international horse community.

"I didn’t know how I’d do it," Drinkwater said of her treatment of Lucy, a 6-year-old Arab-Appaloosa mare. "But I knew that I was resourceful and tenacious."

 


LUCY’S LAMINITIS CHRONICLES


When managing laminitis in her mare Lucy, Jan Drinkwater of Sydney, Australia, recorded every step of the journey.
See Lucy’s story in this video

Jan. 7
Jan. 7, 2007. The pedal bone penetrated the sole.

Lucy today
Sept. 16, 2007. Lucy has now been barefoot for about a month.

PHOTOS COURTESY JAN DRINKWATER

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