Ok guys his was never a "help his hoof is cracked" thread. I didn't ask for help with that.
1. He is NOT my horse
2. I have NO say in his farrier work
3. I was ONLY posting pictures to show his hoof coloration
If he was my horse and I had a say in what could or couldn't happen to him I would then ask for suggestions, because he is not mine, I no longer ride him and he is being given to a new home there is nothing I can do. So please stop posting about it as it was never a question in the first place.
Makes me hate posting here because when someone posts about ONE certain thing people have to go on and on about something completely different.
It could be from an old injury, there is no scar that I know of. My friend didn't get him until he was 18 years old, he is 21 now and he was abused before she got him. We don't know a solid report of his past.
Oh and sorry for assuming it was because of his breed, almost every single Thoroughbred in my area has hoof problems...so I just assumed plus the farrier said it was an issue with bloodlines and breeding. And as you can see by looking at his other hooves he has regular farrier work, only that one hoof is abnormal in growth. But we have never put shoes on to try and correct it because it doesn't bother him and he throws his shoes after about a week of having them.
Last edited by NordicJuniper; 12-21-2010 at 08:56 PM.