Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
Show us more pictures after a fresh trim including the sole. Im not disparaging your BF or his skills, but there are other issues with this foot that are trim related besides this blow out. Farriers often get second opinions from others when they are faced with something that are not sure what to do with. Its not a big deal. This horse probably needs something a little different than what he knows how to do.
Did you have X rays?
OK, since we know that htis isnt old, its likely infection from an abcess or white line disease or a combo of these things resulting from likely separation in the white line as the foot is very flared. Bell shaped is not healthy. The old thing about the fencepost has no bearing on this issue. This is something else.
I am going under the assumption that the wound is unrelated and acquired seperatly from the hoof issue? Or at the same time? If at the same time...It could be related.
Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)
Last edited by Trinity3205; 03-01-2013 at 02:26 PM.