Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
The bump you describe on the toe area could just be a toe callus. There shouldn't be and noticeable bumps on the hoof wall, but the farrier should be able to tell you what they might be from. An interruption in diet or "environmental stress" can cause a "ridge"..and it ordinarily runs all the way around the hoof and can be felt as a "bump" if you run your finger down the wall from the coronet downward.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.