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    10-13-2012, 05:14 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by The Northwest Cowgirl    
The bruises are a dark purple.. Almost black!
It's really scary, and if you can't tell, i'm kind of freaking out about it...:(
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Hmm. That is scary. I have never seen one "dark" before on my own horses, just a "shade of pink". I have seen "flat land" horses I was w get dark bruises on the back of their hooves from slipping in rocky streams, though. If it is muddy, and he slipped a bit up or down hill on rock it will have the same effect. I wouldn't want to lead you astray if it is something physical, but if he is "new to rocks", I would put that on the "highly suspect" list.

Edit...didn't see the pics until just now. It looks like he does need a trim for sure. I would definitely get him one so his feet can toughen to the rocks w/o any complications.
     
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    10-13-2012, 05:20 PM
  #12
Foal
Ok thank you!!
     
    10-13-2012, 05:23 PM
  #13
Green Broke
I would umm.. talk to a farrier or vet. That does look like quite the bruise..:( almost looks like nail polish its standing out so much:( please keep us updated
     
    10-13-2012, 05:37 PM
  #14
Yearling
Hummm I think someone is playing a joke on you... I think someone has painted its hoofs. I have never in my life seen anything like that!
Can you pick at it and see if it comes off??
Id be very interested if someone has ever seen that before..
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    10-13-2012, 05:39 PM
  #15
Green Broke
I agree^ are you sure its not paint or something? Try picking at it.. the water might not wash it off.. it looks really shiny compared to what a bruised hoof would look like IMO
     
    10-13-2012, 05:45 PM
  #16
Green Broke
I agree, that looks like something applied to the hoof-like pink Swat or paint. It's too pink & uniform in color for a bruise. Someone may be playing a joke.
     
    10-13-2012, 06:25 PM
  #17
Foal
Lol oh gosh!
The dark black marks is what I was concerned about.
They've never been their before.
I'm assuming you guys where talking about the nail polish??
I was talking about the black on his hooves, not the pink!
The pink is where my little sister painted his hooves.
I was worried about the black part...
Sorry! :p
     
    10-13-2012, 06:32 PM
  #18
Green Broke
His feet are marbled.. that's normal
     
    10-13-2012, 06:33 PM
  #19
Yearling
That is normal black stripping of the hooves. Many, many horses have that. It is a trait of Appy's, paints, pinto's ect. No worry's it's normal and will most likley stay forever. :) horses have black hooves, horses have white hooves, and horses have striped hooves..its all good:)
     
    10-13-2012, 06:34 PM
  #20
Foal
Here's a picture from the link that DancingArabian posted.
This is what it looks like to me... After reading this I think this is what it's from. Sorry about the mix up!! haha That did make me laugh though
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