My gelding Gunnar...background...
He's had 3 owners before me. Called the people on his last years coggins. They had him from 5years old until 9 when they sold him. Someone(I dont know who) bought him and then their husband lost his job so they had to turn around and sell him 3 months later. That's when my barn owner called me to go look at him.
So we get his feet looked at, he's healthy good feet except his shoes were on crooked and a size too small. Ok, got correct shoes on. Find out his heels ( I dont know the terminology) they grow inwards instead of straight down. So he has custom shoes on that stick out a little wider than his heels to pull his heel out where it should be. Okay, that's working no problems they are starting to come outwards.
His feet have gone so downhill in about a month I just want to cry. It's like he had his feet trimmed and now a month and a half later they look aweful...
He's developed white line in one of his front, the other front his hoof is peeling! I dont know how that's possible but it is.. in the back his foot is peeling as well and there is a vertical dent all the way up like it's going to split or crack! :(
The biggest issue is his frog appears to have peeled and it has peeled on his cornet band! I am at such a loss for what to do. He's being looked at by the farrier tomorrow at 2. I'm just looking for anyone who has experience with this kind of thing and has any reccomendations as to what I should bring up with the farrier or any ways to help him.
He isn't lame and theres no heat.
^ on his heel is where it's peeling away :/
^ That little hole is white line, there's also a small bit(at least it was small a month ago) under his shoe that my farrier put some weird gunk on that's supposed to kill it?
^My biggest issue :( his frog has peeled his cornet band