His diet is pasture and grass/alfalfa hay. His trough does overflow so there is always mud all the way around it.
I wasn't happy with the job this farrier did and you guys just confirmed it for me. The farrier I had before always collected Comic's feet up really nice. This time they looked really wide to me. These shoes were actually just put on yesterday.
Thanks for the help and suggestions. Toto... what you said wasn't rude at all. I rode him today because the crack wasn't near that open. Also, with previous farrier, I was able to ride him fine without his cracks opening up like that. After todays ride I figured I'd need to wait for the crack to grow out. But at this point, even if I stay off of him and have the shoes pulled, would it be of benefit to epoxy it to help hold it together? Some things need a bandaid to help them along :)
Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground. ~Author Unknown