So some of you know I've switched farriers, Gunnar is barefoot now and I love it.
The white line is going away and Gunnar seems to trot easier, or at least it's more fluid and smooth.
We went on vacation for a week and when we came back I couldnt help but notice how off his front left foot looks. I know these aren't the best pictures, sorry.
I've called my farrier and the soonest he can see him is Wednesday night. Then he's going to work a horse show for a week in Kansas. Drats.
I talked to him and he assured me the flaked chunk is normal from the weak spot the nail holes created. Okay no biggie. But it kind of looks like his front left foot is in general longer.
He asked if there was prior trauma to the hoof capsule because sometimes that can affect how fast the hoof grows.
I'm kind of worried because he does have about a 3/4 inch scar on the bulb of his heel on that hoof. And when he first trimmed him he asked about hoof injury because he said that hoof grows a little differently than the other.
I'll get an email back today with what he wants to do. He said maybe he just needs trimmed every 4 weeks.
I'm kind of worried about that possibility of prior hoof trauma, does anyone have experience with this? He's still sound no problems. I'm trying to catch this before it becomes an issue... I'm debating calling the vet for an xray to see exactly what is going on inside..I'm going to ask him about it when I hear back..hopefully can get the vet and farrier out at the same time.
I know it isnt the best quality but that's the piece that chipped away I was talking about.
You can kind of see the scar..I tried pointing it out so you can spot it in the other picture. And that point midway down his hoof where the angle changes. That's the growth ring that was aged to be right before we bought him..so everything above that point is new growth since we've gotten him.
This hoof is the only one with noticeable hoof bars too..the other ones are growing slower :/ he said it's not a big deal that its natural to see the bars.
Still waiting to hear back from him. I'll update when he replies.