I was looking for some ideas as to what this could be in my horse's hoof. I had another thread "Need Opinions On My Horses Hooves" last month and got allot of good advice. I used another farrier and was happy with the results. It has been about 5 weeks since the new farrier trimmed her and put the wedge pads on the fronts and removed the rear shoes.Since then I had to have him out one time about 2 weeks ago when she bent one of her shoes. I called him the evening she did it and he came out the next morning. While he was there he checked all of her feet and trimmed a little, but did not remove or replace the shoes on the fronts other than to fix the one that had been bent.
He said he doesn't want to remove the shoes if he doesn't want to because he doesn't want her to have any more nail holes in her hooves. He is hoping to get her barefoot on all four. At least that is the goal. Please see previous thread for pictures of how bad her feet were.
She over-reaches so she has to wear bell boots on the fronts all the time. I do remove them daily when I clean her feet to be sure everything is okay. Lately it has been dark when I have been doing her feet so I may not have noticed this had it been there earlier than yesterday. Yesterday I saw what looks like a crack on the hoof wall (see pic) and this purple pink line on the other hoof (see pic).
I called the farrier and he will be out Monday morning to check her feet. He said from the pictures I sent him it should be okay for me to ride her.
I am thinking that maybe her hoof is sore because when I am riding she will kind of do a bigger step with her left front every now and then. If she continues to do it I get off of her and check her for rocks in the hooves.
She is also a horse that will paw at the ground if she feels she has been tied to long. I do notice that she doesn't like to be on the cement and will inch her way off of the cement onto the dirt when tied and she stands on a hill with her front feet down and her rear feet up. There is a steep path right next to where she is tied.
TMI sorry. I also am sorry I didn't get better hoof pictures but it was the best I could do last night.
I tried feeling for heat but the way my brain works I have already talked myself into feeling heat everywhere. So, I got a laser surface temp checker that I will try today and compare it to the other hooves.
Thank you in advance.