Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada
Question about frogs
Hi I have 2 horses an appy cross and a morgan. They both have nice hard hooves and have never been lame that I know of. Both are presently barefoot but I will probably be shoeing the appy for trail riding in some rocky areas this summer. The farrier says both horses have nice feet but the frogs look very different on these 2 horses. On the appy the frog seems to always be over grown and need trimming when the farrier comes out. On the morgan he seems to have his frog deep within the hoof it is a good 1/2-1 inch deeper than the bottom of the hoof. Is this normal? Don't they need their frog to act as a shock absorber?