01-09-2011, 03:58 PM
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What gets me most about this myth is how do the believers explain appy or paint feet not falling apart(& often far from it)? If white feet were softer/weaker, striped feet must be just asking for trouble!
There are many factors that affect the strength & health of hooves. The only difference between black & white feet is the amount of pigment, and pigment has no powers of strength. As someone already pointed out, white hooves show any damage a lot easier than dark ones - that still suffer the same fates but don't show it as much. I too think this is why the story persists. Hoofrehab.com is a great source for learning about hoof care.