Here's my mare's nasty right front hoof. I have had a difficult time finding a farrier since I brought my mare home from her boarding facility, I guess b/c my two horses aren't a big enough job for anyone to bother with. I have someone now, and he's been out once and he's scheduled to come again this week.
I would like to know if anyone can offer any suggestions as to how to manage these cracks. She only has one problem hoof, and she's on soft ground. She had shoes up until April, when I had them pulled b/c she basically went into retirement. She's ridden maybe 3 times a week for no more than 20-30 minutes at a time. I would like to be able to full discuss treatment options with the farrier, but I don't have a lot on knowledge on the subject. I also don't know how good the farrier is since he's only been here once. The crack was smaller and didn't concern him last time. Can anyone advise what may have worked for them in the past with this sort of issue?