depends how bad it is.
we typically cut them out, because some quater cracks can cause a whole heap of problems. cut it out and let it relieve pressure, paint it with iodine to keep out infection and dry it up, then pack it with venise terpentine and wrap it. a lot of times we also put a bar shoe on so they arent putting pressure on it.
for example the last horse we claimed had a quater crack on every foot. some of them were pretty darn bad and causing lameness. we cut a couple out and they were full of puss and blood and were so infected they were causing wall separation. make sure its taken care of!!
ETA: when i said we, i meant we because my cousin is a farrier. have youre farrier take care of cutting them out
Last edited by AlmagroN; 11-16-2009 at 04:28 PM.