Originally Posted by Kingzy
My fingernail catches it and the crack is going horziontal across the heel hoof wall if that makes sense. I will clean it out and prod with a brush when the rain stops and show you a clearer picture. Im worried if the crack widdens it will take out his heel?
Ok, Drying it out will help tons, is there a dry spot you can keep him for a few days or is it just raining non stop?
I don't think you'll have anything to worry about. It looks like it will grow out just fine and while there may be a slight cosmetic difference the hoof should be just fine.
Now that is based on my assumption that the crack doesn't go very deep. If it is a deep crack and the strength of the heel is compromised it may need some thereputic work done to it wether that be trimming to keep pressure off it or shoeing, whichever you can get the best professsional for.