Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chula Vista, CA
White line ?
My horse is transitioning to barefoot after being shod for a year. She is a percheron with extremely thin soles....at least from the xrays two years ago.
The question I have, since I am trying to learn my hoof anatomy on the bottom, is this....So from outwards in, you have the wall, the water line, the white line, then the sole. The wall is darker, then the water line is white, then the next waxy ring is white line, before the sole...right? When looking at my mare's sole, it seems pulled forward, but the white line is not stretched from it (there are no gaps), but the white line ring is very wide. Does that mean it IS stretched?...or that she just happens to have a wide white line? You can see the water line, it is a thin white ring and the wall is much less wider, since a lot of toe has been taken back.
I'm just confused over the white line?????