Alrighty, so I went to go brush down my grizzy bear horses lol. But when I went to go and pick indigo's hoofs, his two front (shoed) feet have HUGE SNOWBALLS in them, im thinking of putting a hot cloth on them to melt it, but is there a faster alternetive than using vaseline,,, I don't have any on me,
I will probably be getting his shoe's pulled since I am not riding him right now and it will do his feet good.
Im thinking he would be ready to ride next year spring/summer ?
Anyway's my next issue, is I think he might have thrush, I've only noticed this on the two back hooves, due to the front shoed hooves being snow packed.
( he was already shoed when I had gotten him)
I don't believe I had noticed this before, or I dismissed it as nothing.
I can't really smell anything foul since it is winter.
But here are photos, what do you think ?
(this is the left hind leg)
BTW: I avoided picking his back feet, due to him being a kicker when he eats on the left leg and not knowing him all to well.
It was my first time picking up his hind legs.
Also he is not kept in a muddy area, other than when he ran down the grass where the water trough is, that is the only area it is muddy.
And yes I notice that the hay went bad and I will be raking it out right away.