First off, I would just like to say that I unfortunately have very little knowledge when it comes to horse feet
Anyways, I went away for a little while and my parents were looking after the horses. I had to write a list out of stuff to do but I never thought of putting, call farrier lol.
So my horses feet are a little long (I don't know if that even matters for this), and their frogs need to be trimmed or cut down (whatever it's called lol). But their frogs have swollen alot.
I'm assuming it's mainly because of all the rain and crappy weather we've had, and when we put them out on nice days, it doesn't matter because the ground is still always soaked in some places of their field (and ofcourse they always stand by the worst part).
Also the crevasses beside the frog seem to be getting quite deep, and wide
Which for two of the ponies I have is not their usual. For the other horse I have, his are usually kind deep and wide, but not like they are now.
They don't really have a smell, but if they do smell like anything they smell kinda swampy? I was thinking of going to pick up some anti-fungal soap and maybe "wash" their feet and legs with that. I don't think it's thrush because, (I think) it's called the heel part is normal, there isn't any crack in the middle of it.
Is this normal? Is there anything I can do so there feet will dry out a little bit? Or am I just overreacting? (I tend do to that alot)
Sorry I don't have any pictures. I'm not even at home now (uggghhh!!!), and yes don't worry I will be calling the farrier to come out as soon as I get home!