My TB gelding (recently acquired, still assessing all parts, etc)
Has odd feet. Heart shaped corrective shoes, rubber "o" rings within the hoof walls (explained to me that it assists in snow/ice buildup )
What I'm getting at is, it is very difficult to truly see everything going on in there, as a hoof pick becomes as useful as a garden shovel given all the hardware to work around, or SEE around. Until I can get to the farrier to Inquire about it, I wonder if water may be slowly introduced to the feet, then to the turned up hoof, (we have warm hose water at the barn) and see if I might be able to wash out the extra caught up debris to asses and clean properly. I can work out the drying process. That should be the easy part of this...
My question is, if my horse accepts this idea, has anyone done this sort of procedure?
I have yet tried this idea before, so any thoughts? Thanks