In April my mare's hooves were a cracked, brittle mess. I applied hoof dressing weekly but did not put her on a supplement right away because my farrier for some reason did not think it was necessary. Over the summer her hooves got worse and to the point where they could not hold a shoe for more than three weeks if even that. I put her on a hoof supplement in October.
Now her hooves are in better shape, still a few small cracks here and there, they're not by any means healthy yet but they can hold a shoe for the full 6 weeks.
A week ago, I found that her frog suddenly developed massive cracks and is dry as a bone. I can't tell if it bothers her or not. Her frogs maybe had been dry, but stayed in one piece and never cracked like this.
Here I thought I was getting somewhere, and with her hoof wall I think I am, and her frog suddenly splits into the Grand Canyon! Does anyone have any ideas on what to do about this?
I don't have any photos of her hooves, but if anyone's interested I can take photos tomorrow.
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