Hi everyone, I signed up to get some advice on my 8 year old quarter horse gelding. He suddenly went lame on me about 3 weeks ago. I was riding him up to two days before I went out to catch him and noticed he was lame. It was pretty severe and my first thought was that he pulled something had a stone bruise. It has gotten better in time and he is hardly as lame as he was in the begining but he is still tender when I pick out his hooves and is a little stiff.
His hoof does not have any discharge and has a MILD smell but not strong enough to make me gag like it says it is. It is only in is front feet, his left one mostly. His back feet are completely normal and have no smell to them at all. The frog is peeling a little but Im pretty sure that that is normal. This week out farrier is coming out to trim his hooves so I will get his opinion on it I was just hoping that someone might have some advice for me before then.