Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern Ireland
Hoof Crack and Calmness
Ok first thing I have a BIG thing about is hoof crack, I know its caused by a too brittle or too soft hoof. My pony gets wee cracks every now and again and I wanna know how to prevent hoof crack cause I just dread my Harry getting it. He has 4 shoes and I give his hooves a quick rinse before and after excersise because I just don't want them drying out too much but I dunno how much, often or how long to wash them for. Anyway, what everyday or regular things can I do? I heard putting hoof moisturiser on or something can help.
Another thing is, Harry got a wee nick on his leg in the field...2-3 days ago about 1cm long, I'm not sure cause I couldn't get up to see him 3 days ago. Anyway it seems to be healing fine but since 2 days ago he has become strangely calm, this could be completely unrelated but he's happy just to walk around now and his trot is much more relaxed where as he used to be eager to get trotting and then always trying to canter. It could also be because 3 horses are in with him now where as he was out by himself before and they are probably keeping him busy. He just seems lazy to be honest but I just wanna know what you think, he eats like..a horse..as usual and seems bright so its probably just me being paranoid.