I have had my boy Cash for 7 months now and can't get his hooves to stop cracking and chipping! He used to be a padded show horse , but when he was given to me he hadn't been trimmed in almost 4 years ! I have recently changed farriers , the other one was very unreliable , and when he came out he told me that Cash has really tender hooves because they were very soft and that a few trimming would have him looking good. I did go out and buy some hoof stuff that is said helps with the cracks and chips ...Is this normal ? I know he is extremely tender footed ! He can't be on anything but pasture without shoes on , but my other two are fine on anything and have strong , tough hooves ...Anyone else have this problem or have any suggestions on how to help?
*I just threw a picture in there just because ! I'm going to try and go out tomorrow and take some pics of his hooves if the weather isn't crappy!**