Should hooves be peeling this much and bulging?
Alright well I don't know much about horses in terms of medical issues. You'd think I would after riding all my life so far! :P Anyways, at my lesson the other day, when I was cleaning out the horses hooves, I noticed that the bottom of the hoof is peeling in rock hard chunks, and right inside the curve of the hoof is a bulging curve, almost like a hoof inside a hoof. The peeling chunks are pretty thick, and the white chalky stuff can be seen underneath. Are hooves supposed to do this? I brought it to my trainers attention, just in case, but she didn't look at them and just said they're peeling because, of the winter. But I personally want to know if I should bring this to her attention as a concern of mine. We kind of just blew it off then. I'm not as worried about the peeling as the bulge. I heard that the bulge could be the bone inside sliding down and pressing into it to create that?
I don't have any pictures but my lesson is tomorrow morning and I can try to take some then. I know it's her horse of course, but I would like to be informed of things like this since I will be getting my own horse soon hopefully.
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