So I'm going to look at a new possible lease horse Wednesday. The owners told me she has an abscessed hoof, but the farrier said it will heal as her hoof grows out.....I'm so confused at this response. Shouldn't they be at LEAST soaking the hoof? I didn't think abscesses were just something that heals by "growing out". I will take some pictures of her hoof and post them here weds so you guys can help me decide if she's worth it. She is really close to my house and is 16HH which is good because I'm a bigger girl. She is an 10 yr old OTTB. Here are a couple photos if you guys want to inform me of any glaring faults. I know the pic isn't ideal for confo., but just if anything comes to mind about her. I want to use her for trails mainly and start a big of Western riding now.