I had my farrier out yesterday to give my boys a trim, and he gave me a comment on my 5 year old that I didn't quite understand. I was going to ask him about it, and if there was anything I could do to help fix it, but he started talking about movies, and once he starts he's very hard to stop.
Anyways, if I remember correctly, he said that my horses front right hoof didn't have much left to it. He had only trimmed the toe and a bit of the heel to even it out, but didn't want to take too much off. He's sound and I can ride him fine, but is tender on rocks. The farrier said I had to be careful with him or he'd need shoes on the front hooves.
Since we live in a rocky place I usually shoe him Spring- fall so I can trail ride without worrying about him being bruised. Would adding a hoof suppliment help? What did he mean by "there is little foot left?"
I am kicking myself for not asking, before our half hour long discussion on LOTR.