Originally Posted by RandysWifey
He has some hoof wall seperation and the farrier is trying to get ahead of it so he "trimmed him short". Yesterday I was lunging him on the line and noticed he would bob his head everytime his front right him the ground and he looked pretty uncomfortable. I'm wondering if it could be that chip coming off that's causing all the pain since he's being trimmed shorter than he's been in months.
This is exactly what Zulu had been doing. He had hoof wall seperation that started with a crack. And stuff was working itsway up there. The barefoot trimmer can and cut away the stuff that had seperated, and found what looks like the remains of a small abcess. So trimmed down as far as she could and we have him in an epsom salts diaper boot.
Lots of times such a crack is nothing. His hooves don't looks so bad to me, but if he's head bobbing, that's something else.