Whats up with my hooves hooves? - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 08-31-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 156
• Horses: 1
Whats up with my hooves hooves?

Ever since I got Harry he has like cracked...under..hooves I dunno what they are called, the bit that you pick out around the frog (sole?). But anyway its all cracked and the first time he got shoes on the farrier got rid of it but its back again. Its not like cracking its more like its going to flake off in these scaley bits and he's not lame or anything, he had it on his frog but the farrier filed it an now his frog is all shiney and smooth. Its like its cracking but very shallow like the surface is just dead or something.
Anyway if its dried out I dunno what I should be putting on it, any suggestions?
Any ideas otherwise what it is?
AnnaT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 08-31-2011, 12:38 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 16,735
• Horses: 1
Sounds like his hoof is very very dry... my horse had the same thing going on. I spray on some Hoof Marvel (it's extremely difficult to find.. I had to order mine from a farrier's supply warehouse) but it's a spray on hoof moisurizer. It helps when the weather is really bipolar and there is cracking.

But usually, hooves are cracking also because of a lack of nutrition. Make sure he is getting every vitamin he needs. Adding black oil sunflower seeds (not the ones people eat, the bird ones) to his diet in SMALL amounts at first, will help. Also, he may also be lacking Methionine in his body, which helps hooves to not fall apart. You can buy PURE Di-Methionine supplement from AniMed for about 13 bucks and add a scoop (1oz) in the grain.. it also helps.

I hope other people answer so you can get multiple advice. But that's what I am doing and my horse is doing so much better :)
Skyseternalangel is online now  
post #3 of 5 Old 08-31-2011, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 156
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel View Post
Sounds like his hoof is very very dry... my horse had the same thing going on. I spray on some Hoof Marvel (it's extremely difficult to find.. I had to order mine from a farrier's supply warehouse) but it's a spray on hoof moisurizer. It helps when the weather is really bipolar and there is cracking.

But usually, hooves are cracking also because of a lack of nutrition. Make sure he is getting every vitamin he needs. Adding black oil sunflower seeds (not the ones people eat, the bird ones) to his diet in SMALL amounts at first, will help. Also, he may also be lacking Methionine in his body, which helps hooves to not fall apart. You can buy PURE Di-Methionine supplement from AniMed for about 13 bucks and add a scoop (1oz) in the grain.. it also helps.

I hope other people answer so you can get multiple advice. But that's what I am doing and my horse is doing so much better :)
Thanks I'll try the hoof moisturiser thing first though it could just be that, that's the sort of thing I am looking for, I was going to use the hoof oil on them but then I thought I had better check here first.
AnnaT is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 08-31-2011, 10:36 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,648
• Horses: 6
Exfoliating sole due to change in wetness/dryness of pasture conditions?

bubba13 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 09-02-2011, 04:40 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 12,588
• Horses: 0
It sounds like you're talking about old sole that just hasn't exfoliated by itself, as in the pic Bubba put up. There's a reason it's "like the surface is just dead" ... because it is. That's fine & natural. I wouldn't put moisturiser on them or other topicals, they're meant to be dry.

Sounds like you could benefit from doing a bit of study into horse's hooves, soundness, etc. I think it's so important for horse owners to educate themselves on this rather than leave it up to some farrier or such, not least because preventative management is generally the best 'cure'. Se my signature links for more info.
loosie is offline  
Reply

Tags
hoof crack peeling

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do his hooves look now? RusticWildFire Horse Health 23 06-25-2011 07:08 PM
How are her hooves? Sarahandlola Horse Health 29 03-23-2011 12:59 AM
Help with hooves please. ilovelucy Horse Health 32 03-14-2010 04:16 AM
Hooves.. What do you think? JavaLover Horse Health 14 12-22-2009 09:23 AM
hooves!!! chasin the dream Horse Training 12 06-26-2008 11:42 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome