He "stone bruises" really easy. His feet are the reason he was pulled off the track. Near as the vet can tell he just has soft feet. He had xrays done and was looked at by 3 vets before they brought him home from the track (which was right before he became mine). Seems like genetics has a lot to do with it since his sister is the same way. Like I said, never have a problem if he's got shoes on. No his heels are not contracted, however, his sisters are really badly. His trims have been spot on. This is the first time a trim or shoe job hasn't been up to par.
The crack is not from an abscess. And this foot cracks worse than any of the others. Part of this crack being so bad is my fault for not having him trimmed a bit sooner, however, he wasn't super long. He just needs trimmed more than the others to keep this crack at bay.