Hello all! This is our first purchased pony. He is a 14 year old miniature pony bought for my four year old sister. He has the sweetest nature, absolutely bombproof, and we've had him for about 2 and a bit weeks now. Not in the best condition. Is a bit skinny and I think he has contracted heels? Could someone confirm on that? Long toes and a stretched white line? But im not completely sure, new to researching all of this :) The barefoot farrier is coming out in a week. And he's looking pretty patchy, going through a malt, and has a bit of dandruff (especially under the mane.)
I've given him a few good washes in a medicated shampoo and it has improved HEAPS in the last two weeks. I included a photo of what it looks like now. It's just like that in one little spot now as apposed to all over him when he first got here. But any advice would be lovely! Our paddock here is booming with grass, but its small (1/4 acre) so I think he will be ok for founder. I want to build him up a bit but slowly cause I don't want any risk of founder, so the moment he's just having the grass and a mineral block.
Anyway! Ill stop rambling!! But any advice, comments is appreciated! Thankyou!
Front Right hoof:
And a few more :)
Oh and heres the dandruffy shot. Anything sinister? Or just keep washing him like I am?