I just rescued a 15 year old Arabian Mare from a very sad situation 2 days ago (underfed, no shelter, mistreated by the other horses
In the pasture, etc).
She is due to foal in a few weeks as well (so more stress is on the foot). We live in a rural area and equine vets
Are booked and hard to get into see, so I haven't had her in yet. I do not know if this
Is solely because of her overgrown hoof, but I have a farrier coming out next week.
I don't know if it is that her Pasterns are weak or the joints or if it is because the hoof has
Been allowed to grow and not be trimmed only. The man I was able to get her from had her
Hooves trimmed a few days before I got her, so this was much worse. Any ideas as to what
Is really wrong, if this stems from the hoof or if the hoof is a by product?
It does not seem to bother her in the least, she does not favor it, and every now and again,
She holds it more upright.