Newborn foals hooves. Did you know?

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    07-19-2013, 06:58 AM
Green Broke
Newborn foals hooves. Did you know?

I found this on FB. Did you know that newborn hooves look like this?

The tubules wear away within 2 to 3 days after birth from walking.
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    07-19-2013, 07:11 AM
I didn't know that, until I saw it first here on HF. The things I have learned over the years from hangin' on here.
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    07-19-2013, 07:20 AM
Ahh! I had no idea.

Kind of creepy looking... Good to know though!
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    07-19-2013, 11:04 AM
Yeah, that freaked me out the first time I saw that when I was 14. Lol!
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    07-19-2013, 11:21 AM
Wow, if I had seen that on a foal I would have paniced.
Thanks for sharing :)
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    07-19-2013, 11:30 AM
Yes .. they are SOFT for the birthing process ... then they toughen up and eventually harden.

So so cute!

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    07-19-2013, 05:54 PM
Green Broke
^^ That looks like something from a scifi alien movie!
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    07-19-2013, 06:13 PM
Originally Posted by texasgal    
Yes .. they are SOFT for the birthing process ... then they toughen up and eventually harden.

So so cute!
Someone call the crazy train, I think texasgal has lost it
    07-19-2013, 06:27 PM
My son loves to pet them when they are like this....
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    07-19-2013, 06:28 PM
^^ and I'm crazy .. lol.

EVERYTHING about a new born foal is so so cute!
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