I just noticed a superficial crack on my horse's hoof today. It is small in length as well but it goes down a bit and then off to the right. I was wondering if this is could be a serious problem. It doesn't bother her.I am getting shoes on all four feet because her hooves are not really strong. I also noticed a superficial one in the back..this one is long but not deep at all. Is it due to change of weather? Weak hooves? Dry?(they don't look dry). Since it has reached the coronet band I was wondering if there will always be superficial cracks.
Also my husband's new horse has the driest feet ever. One has a deep crack(he came this way when we got him) and then there are tiny little cracks throughout all his feet. I have some hoof flex that we put on his feet but would biotin help? He has to have shoes on all his life but I do want to see some improvement because they aren't the prettiest.
This isn't his hoof but this is what it looks like
I just want them to be as sound as possible.
Ludo has a bowed tendon and someone put shoes on him that were too small. We had the vet come out to check him over and they told us that. Anyways he has a good home now and we are trying to put some weight on him and the farrier is coming out on thursday.