Is this a bruise in the white line? And what can I do about it? Do I just need to keep a proper trim and let it grow out? I've been studying up on a barefoot trim which is supposed to be the same as what pete ramey uses. I'm planning on getting his dvd soon.
I also attached a pic of something that is that same color right near his quarter crack. I just put it up cus it was the same color and thought maybe it has something to do with it?
Yet the white line bruise is at the toe area and you can't see that same color coming through the hoof wall at the toe. Also at the quarter where that red color is on the hoof wall you can't see any red in the white line.
His hooves weren't trimmed for a while before I got him I'm guessing. "I adopted him about six weeks ago." But they're not all too bad. These pictures are of his right front and there doesn't appear to be flaring on this hoof. I'll have to give it a double/triple check to be sure. The hoof that has flare is his left front, which has stretched white line. I've actually been wondering if he's been trying to avoid his flared hoof and caused his right hoof to get a bruise? This hoof in the pictures though doesn't appear to have a stretched white line.
I went out to check his hooves this morning cus he had a small limp so I wanted to see what was going on.
If this is a bruise is there a soak I can do to help him? What about boots? Will boots help? I just need an excuse to get boots, I haven't yet though cus his left foot needs an entirely different size cus of the flare so I've just been taking it slow with him and walking him on dirt ground. Trying to avoid the rocks, but nevertheless there are rocks here and there. And to get to the hills I have to walk him on gravel a little bit until I can get to the borrow-pit where there's dirt. But also the hills have rocks and I try to avoid them but nevertheless they are out there. If I get to a rock section I like to get off him and walk him as best I can through the rocks on the dirt.