I was picking out my ponies feet today after bringing in as normal and I noticed a horrid smell coming from them. At first I thought it was just some muck he'd stood in but I picked it out and it was like black mud-looking dirt and very smelly..even my pony noticed and started to look around as if to see where it was coming from!
His feet were in poor condition before I had him, as he was neglected by previous owners but it was soon sorted on a good diet and dry bedding.
Anyway... I've researched it and its starting to sound like hoof thrush and requires veterinary treatment !!
He has no lameness and is standing correctly on all four, not heel high, in no discomfort.
If anyone has experience this sort of problem before I would be grateful for some advice :)