I went to my aunts house today and rode for about 20 minutes, while my fiance was fixing some things up. I havn't rode almost all winter, or should I say...all winter! I went to groom her and what not when I was done, and noticed the frogs on her hind feet were black. Not sure if this is normal for the winter or not so just thought I could get some good advice here.
They didn't smell too abnormal, but not like 'roses' either. They didn't seem to phase her when I poked at them or anything with the pick. She has front shoes on but no back shoes. There was no limping or any sign of discomfort while in action of any sort.