Hi all, sorry to be asking such a newbie question but here goes.
Today when cleaning out Rose's feet I found a gap / hole between the wall and sole on her right front. I havent noticed it before. I last cleaned her feet four days ago. She's not lame at all, never has been since we got her four months ago. She let me poke at it with the hoof pick and it didn't seem sore at all, but I didn't poke in it too hard.
I can't get pictures today because its evening and too dark, but I'll try tomorrow.
She's long in the toe because she wouldn't stand well for the farrier last time, though I've worked on it a lot and she's a lot better now, for me anyway
Farrier is due to come out again this week.
She is on full turnout in a five acre paddock, she's a little overweight but not obese or cresty. Her paddock is very wet, but not muddy. We've had a LOT of rain, no paddocks are really dry.
What is this hole?
Is it an old abscess? Seedy toe / white line disease ?
Has she trod on something sharp?
I'm worried, should I do anything other than get the farrier ASAP