I was picking out my mare's feet the other day before a ride, and I noticed in one of her front feet it looks like her frog is all ripped up and some of it is missing. It's hard to explain. It looks like it's basically shredded, but still stuck in there. I guess I'll have to get a picture of it maybe next time I'm out there.
Anyways, my question is: Does anyone have any suggestions as to what it could be? I'm about 98% sure it's not thrush. The farrier is due out in a week or so, so I'm planning on having him take a look at it then. But until then, any ideas?
Also, she spends loads of time laying down. Like, hours and hours and hours a day, every day. Could this be the cause? She is 20 years old, so maybe her joints are just hurting her? I know she has mild arthritis, but we keep it in check with supplements. There's nothing else that I've noticed to be at all off about her, so I'm just kind of confused...
Ughhh. Worried mommy syndrome is hitting me hard.