a few questions from a worrier ( mostly about the lower legs)
hello folks! I have a few very minor questions, which, most likely, don't mean anything, but i'm the worrying type, and just incase, I thought I may aswell ask all at once instead of wasting space with multiple threads --
1. Is there any problem with a horse ( hanovarian x trekener if that's of important) shedding his fetlock & leg hair, even during summer?
2. Does the depth around the frog ( I think it's called collateral grove? ) have anything to do with overal hoof health? I've found that one of my horse's front hoof's grove is deeper than the other, does this indicate anything?
3. When I pick my horse's back hooves, he has a tendancy to lift his leg up as high as it can go, stretch it, and crack his fetlock joint, and then relax, should this be something I should let him do? Does this have any affect on his leg's stability / health?