Bottom of hoof is white?

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Bottom of hoof is white?

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    04-05-2012, 07:47 PM
Green Broke
Bottom of hoof is white?

Ok so let me just say this is NOT my horse but I am riding her due to owner not being able to get out often enough and she's got more spunk right now than she wants to handle. She is a bit overweight as well.

So the bottoms of all four feet are white. Everything but the frog. I know this is not normal but that's about all I know. She is not on pasture yet. She did have thrush a few weeks ago and was treated but not sure how long that was kept up.

So my questions: how bad is this and can she still be ridden? Also I don't mind helping and cleaning her feet once in a while and I always tend to them when I ride her. The only thing available is thrush buster. I will not buy anything for someone else's horse. But I will talk to her and if I have suggestions for her it's better.

Sorry I don't have pictures. Thank you for any help.
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    04-06-2012, 09:25 AM
Green Broke
Anyone? I have no idea what this is??
    04-06-2012, 09:51 AM
The soles of my horses is a greyish white and both have black hoof walls.
    04-06-2012, 09:54 AM
Green Broke
Well the thing is they are not normally this color. And I mean white like snow white on the sole, the entire sole and they are dry. She has a history of terrible thrush, not sure if that makes a difference.
    04-06-2012, 09:55 AM
What color are you expecting them to be? My horses soles are an off white when they are clean and a very white after the farrier has been here.
    04-06-2012, 09:59 AM
Its normal for the sole to be white, especially after a trim. The frog is generally more brown grey and when there is thrush there will be a black smelly substance around the frog. :)
    04-06-2012, 10:28 AM
Green Broke
Well she hasn't had a trim for a few months. Every time I would pick them they would be a light brown tan color. I've never seen feet this white.
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    04-06-2012, 10:40 AM
What has the weather been like? Is it possible they're just very dry?
    04-06-2012, 10:51 AM
Green Broke
Well the paddock she is in was extremely muddy up until about a week ago. Now she did have terrible thrush about 2-3 weeks ago to the point I almost threw up when picking her feet, pretty sure dead animals don't smell as bad as her feet did. But as far as I know she was only treated once for thrush. And they aren't smooth like normal, the white part almost looks porus. I wish I knew how to upload pics from my phone.

It almost seemed like she had a limp yesterday when trotting, she has a very weird canter almost like she has the correct lead in front but the wrong one in back. She was also extremely pissed about walking on gravel yesterday. She's always kinda ouchy on gravel but yesterday more than usual.

I just don't want to ride her if there is something wrong with her feet.
    04-06-2012, 10:52 AM
Soft and crumbly? Do they smell bad?
Maybe they just got clean? I don't know... Have a farrier come out if she is due?

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