Ok. So I basically left my horse in the care of the amish for the winter. They ALWAYS do good with her. She loves them, they love her. I don't wanna hear about what "jerks" the amish are to horses. I've seen them handle her a million times, she's pushy towards them, but he calms her down so well. Honestly, I think he's a better match for her than me.
Well, this year didn't go so hot. IDK what changed with his care, but my horse came back to me in pretty bad condition. I'm not mad, I consider it my fault for not taking the time to check on her. I was just really busy, and since I live so far away.. No excuse, I know. My fault.
I want to take her to the boarding barn where I keep my Thoroughbred, and get her hooves back on track. But I'm so embarrassed, I don't want people to think I'm awful or "abusing" my horse. It's stupid, I know.
I'm honestly not educated about hooves at all. I need to learn more, and I'm working on it... But it looks like she could have had laminitis...? Some sort of rings on her hooves. And maybe white line.. IDK, the wall is all sorts of messed up. She's in my pasture at home right now, trotting around and having fun.. I lunged her a little to see how she would act and she shows no sign of lameness.
What should I do? Take her to the boarding barn looking like an insane mess (Choppy mane/tail, manure matted coat, shortish tail, crazy hooves)
I'm going to add pics soon
Also, white spots are suddenly showing up on her. 1 in the saddle area, and like 4 out of the saddle area (Shoulder, neck, hip) ... She's a pure registered Haflinger.. Could these be birdcatcher spots? Or something else? >_<