Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel
I don't know what I'm watching, but I'm glad I had dinner...
Ha ha! Yeah, the blood squishing out is a little gross.
It's supposed to to show how the entire bottom of the hoof bares weight when the horse is barefoot. And the coffin bone is made to function in a weight-baring fashion.
When enough force is applied to a shod hoof, there is no support for the coffin bone and it actually fractures the bone.
I don't know how scientific it is, but it is pretty dramatic and it does show how the sole and frog support the coffin bone in a bare hoof.
Maybe I'm strange, but I think horse feet and how they function are a beautiful thing.