Can this be serious?
I was practicing picking up Thunder's feet yesterday and I saw that he had clipped the pad part above the hoof on the left front. It's a pretty big chunk that looks like a flap. I couldnt really tell if he was favoring it, but he was acting very lazy yesterday and almost refused to trot when we changed directions going left and refused to lounge left. The vet is coming out tuesday for shots, so i was going to have him look at it, but do you think it will be ok until then?? it's not bleeding and when pressure is applied, it doesnt bother him. it does have quite a bit of mud in it.