So my wee gelding has some cracks..literally showed up over night. I pick his feet everyday cause we are still learning so there weren't there last night, and were this morning. He has one about 3 inches long on the front right, one about 2 inches long on the front left, and feels like a ridge maybe one coming up on the back left. The go vertically across the hoof wall about mid way up.
He is a rescue, will be 2 in early May, and had his first trim ever in December. I can't reach my barefoot trimmer who has been working on him since I got him. Could this be a blow out from the old hoof? He isn't running as flamboyantly as he normally does, but doesn't seem to favoring any foot in particular and there is no pain from pressure or anything. He is sloughing some sole, and some frog as well. There is no heat that I can detect.
Any ideas? Should I be hauling him off to the vet, or seeing a farrier stat? A friend suggested just moisturizing his feet daily and it will just grow out.