Originally Posted by Twitch2008
I think the problem is all the mud and moisture we are having now. Her hooves were hard and well shaped when I first got her. Which has only been about a month ago. Her uprightness I believe is because she is still very young. My biggest concern are of the hooves getting soft. I can scratch the sole of the hoof with my fingernail and it will flake off. (not a lot just on the surface) I am getting a farrier out in a week or two so he will do the trimming that she needs. I'm Thinking that I may need to get a hoof conditioner/hardener during the wet season. I'll ask his opinion on that to. Thanks
Many of my horses do this somewhat when it's wet, some get really soft while others hardly change. I don't think it's a problem, I think that all that could happen is that if their hoof was injured, it may be worse/more tender etc, like stone bruises.