Turns out, Shine's leg was more seriously injured that previously thought, but there was one thing that could still save him - a prosthetic hoof.
"It's the first one I've done, but I've always wanted to try," said Laurie Goodrich, a specialist in equine orthopedics. "We had no way of preserving that limb. So we had to take it off, and this was the only option to preserve his life."
Though such prosthetics for horses are rare, a local manufacturer, OrthoPets, was able to provide Shine with the perfect fit.