Yes, since I ride chance almost every day I have cleaned his hooves and they were darker color. (we don't ride in the winter) also when I put on hoof polish, they were darker color. All my life I have had horses and I have never seen this before! The only other time I have seen this much snow either is from the blizzard of '78
..... as I said, my farrier wont be coming for a while, so if anyone knows of any other good horse websites (besides this one, because it rocks!) that you think would help me, please let me know!