My three year old has otherwise healthy feet, however, we are constantly fighting flairs/breakage at the heel. My farrier is excellent. He's been around forever. He show shoes, corrective shoes/trims and so on. His opinion is that Mana has very thin hoof walls. Otherwise healthy, but thin. I tried to put him on a hoof supplement, however he would not eat it for anything. Bye bye $30 for nothing. And he isn't a picky eater at all, so I can only imagine how bad it tasted.
He gets trimmed every seven weeks or so, and my mare has great hooves, so I can only assume it is unlucky genetics at play with my poor boy (since his mama has great hooves, had to be from daddy... *Le Sigh*...).
So, what can I do to improve the strength of his hoof walls? Anyone have suggestions for supplements that he'll actually eat? Or am I doomed to have to keep him shod to stop his heel breaking off?