Tripod lost one of his back hoofs several years ago. We don't know how he lost it, but we were concerned, because it's a disability for an animal when it can't run from danger at full speed. So far, Tripod has thrived by living lightly on the land at The Sea Ranch. Here's a recent photo of him, taken by Rick Hansen. The second photo, taken by Sandy Hughes last year, shows the missing hoof a little better.
Thanks to Rick and Sandy for allowing me to share their photos with you here.