Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Palmyra, Wisconsin
I had a horse in for boarding that was lame on sand also, he was a TB too, with cracks. Could only be ridden with boots on- he was barefoot.
The farrier felt that the sand put pressure on the cracks & caused them to move some, causing pain. A harder surface didn't spread the cracks as much.
Once he had good farrier work the cracks grew out, his soles weren't so flat & he was sound on all surfaces, barefoot.
My guess is if you can get rid of the cracks he'll be OK.
ETA: Or what Kayty said.
Last edited by natisha; 11-06-2011 at 08:15 PM.