Originally Posted by ladybugsgirl
Ok. I wasnt asking about a whole hoof critique is why I only showed that angle of just the crack its self. But I well try to read your link. I just showed the picture in reaponse to someone asking for a picture of the crack.
Yes, but in my experience, the more info you can provide, the more specific & relevant the advice you may get. And major cracks aren't generally just due to localised problems, but are often due to the 'balance' of the entire hoof... which is what appears likely a contributor to his problem, at any rate.
What other info can I give you and ill try to do my best to answer... :)
Info on diet, management, health... you've already addressed one of those things, saying he's overweight - think I already mentioned importance of diet? It's not just the added weight of a heavy(breed or fatness) horse on their feet.
Yes, some types of horse are more *prone* to certain types of hoof deformities, which is where the idea of 'typical TB' or 'typical arab' or 'typical draft' feet comes in. However, they are still signs of environmental problems(as opposed to genetic) IMO and I don't believe just because they're more prone to these problems they are acceptable.