Raisin is having dryness issues with all his hooves but the one with the past injury is the worst. Anyways. Here is the first pic. I have never seen this done and it could be just something I am over reacting about. In this pic (2 days after his hooves were done) it looks like he took a knife to his frog and sawed half of his frog. Correct me if I am wrong but isn't the frog something you don't want to mess with cause that is like what keeps circulation going?
Now this next pic....
On the top right you can see the old scar (still healing in my book) the previous owners said it happened when he was 1. (He's 5 now) he got barbed wire wrapped around his foot and cut through his hoof wall? I think anyways. It is growing out a lot better then when I got him. (He NEVER had his feet done all his life before I got him because the owners stated 'the concrete trimmed the hooves') *sigh* so I wanted to find some flax (but don't know where to get it in my area) but its raining finally after 3 months without rain and the pasture is getting muddy so that may solve the dry problem.
I would love some imput on what all of you would do to rehab this old injury. I have been using Vetericyn on the scar. It looks 100% better than when I got him. I swear by that stuff :) but for the hoof I don't know if I'm doing all I can. Getting regular trimsand using some hoof heal 3 times a week and soaking his feet while he eats his grain every morning.
I will see if I can find the old pic I took when I got him.
Thanks everyone in advance!