Here we go. One up close, and one because he is cute. Also, he really didn't want to square up. So....
Sorry for the quality.. phone cameras stink. On a side note has anyone tried out the new iphone 4s camera?
Farrier comes out a week from today. Anybody have a good trick for getting the gunk off his hooves. I have scrubbed them. The "gunk" is from putting farriers fix on him and then letting him out. The dirt gets stuck to it and then gets gross. I tried to scrub with shampoo and a brush the other day but he wasn't having it. I just want them to look good and work well for him! Is there a limit to the amount of hoof conditioner such as farriers fix I can use? I mean I don't do it everyday, maybe twice a week. Curious.
Agree with BNT that from the look of those pix, it's a leg issue, not a foot prob to be changed.
As for hoof gunk, I wouldn't bother. The horse needs to be fed correctly & have well balanced nutrition, to *grow* healthier hooves. Putting stuff on the outside is no more effective than painting fingernails. The outer wall is already dead, so can't be made healthier. I don't know that particular one & why it may be so hard to come off, but I wouldn't be inclined to use detergents or anything to cut through it, as that will also take off the protective impervious layer on the hoof walls.