we have horse that was in early stage of foundering
we bought this dunn mare from far away from our home and she first off had a crack in her hoof so we told the people we want signed that we had two weeks to visit a vet or else we could bring her back. Well so we took her in the other day the vet said she was 10 to 12 years old. And well we found out she has foundered. She has that quarter crack in her foot almost up to her cornet. But the vet as well told us she is foundered. Well that's great what do we do???? The way the vet could tell is foundering is when they start to get a bow in there foot she has it and she is also sore in her toes. We know exactly what foundering is from or what it is but we don't know if we should keep her it could be very costly and it could turn out to be good or it could turn to be bad...
-she cannot be on pasture food anymore certain amounts of hay
-has to be shoed every 4 weeks, may need to have a certain shoe.
-not sure how bad her quarter crack will turn out, if it will heal or not.
-her age is right in the middle, could be good could be bad
What should we do