Originally Posted by drafts4ever
Not sure how to really get it clean though without getting a hoof to the face.
Little concerned with the black stuff, not knowing what it is, but perhaps it's just whatever ointment you're using? Otherwise does look different but not bad at all - I think it's likely just periople. I wouldn't stress at all, but given your comment above, I'd focus on more training, so in the future you can indeed treat whatever part of her may be necessary without... unhelpful behaviour. Feet are important for owners to learn to deal with, as aside from just checking & picking it can often be necessary for owners to treat feet for infections, etc.