Last week I noticed some bruising on 2 of Blaze's feet, one front and one hind. He's not tender when I press on the spots nor is he limping at all. I'm sure it's from all the walking around he has to do on snow/ice, and he probably had some snow packed into his hooves multiple times.
I DO have a call in to the farrier, but he hasn't gotten back to my BO about when he's coming out. He needs a trim, but I also wanted an opinion on the bruising.
Because I haven't dealt with this before, I haven't been riding him since I discovered them.
The coloring on both bruised hooves has turned a more brown color now, which, if I attribute it to human healing, means it's getting better. Should I continue not riding him? I've been doing a lot of easy groundwork (no lunging) but I do miss riding him.