Hooves chipping, how badly does he need a trim?
I attached some pics of my horses hooves, I know he needs a trim, but does anyone have advice on how they look? Is it terrible, or just a bit overgrown.
He is not actually my horse, but I have been riding him. He lives in a barn, and rarely gets out of the stall because they don't really have enough space for him, so mostly he gets out when I go ride him. He hasn't been trimmed in awhile, I'm not sure how long exactly, and now he has a big chip off the front left hoof. I noticed this last time I saw him, and I didn't ride him, just took him out on a lead rope. I'm not sure how bad the chip really is, it's almost like a whole piece came off the side, so I'm not sure what I should do. He did have a little thrush, which I treated with Thrush Off, and I think that's getting better. He constantly trips when he walks, which I think is partly the long hooves, and partly that he doesn't pay attention. (I posted another thread about him tripping a while ago & got some great advice). He also clips his front hooves with his back when he walks. He's got a few other issues too, but I'll save that for another post!
I hope the pics came through ok, thanks for any advice!