**I AM POSTING THIS FOR A FRIEND THIS IS NOT MY SITUATION.**
Alright guys, my friends gelding cracked his hoof so he has to get a shoe placed on and get that all fixed up, but she was wondering how long she needs to take off riding? I mean its not like a BIG crack through the hoof. Just the outside of the hoof is cracked somehow, like a capital T but not that big. Someone saw the hoof and said it could be up to 6 months? Is that correct? Also, if the gelding does not get the shoe will he go lame?
Thanks guys, I will be sure to send my friend these responses and if you have any questions I will ask her asap! Thank you!