As an aid to "Annie's" OTTB, I went over and picked out his front feet as well. (Long story short: Annie and I were Equestrian friends, board at same place, had a SEVERE falling out.) So, if we're not friends anymore, why do I bother with someone else's horse?
Well, the poor dear has a probable ringworm on his face plus blood blister (diagnosed by Vet). He has lost an unbelievable amount of weight since he was taken to the new boarding place, where he has unlimited hay/water/pasture. (Back has lost about 2 inches, BM says :'( )Unfortunately, the paddock is clay-based and the pasture is often cycled between boarders herd and owners herd, so they can be in the paddock for a day or two.
She rides and neglects his feet, and last summer (soon after she got him,) he was notorious for abcesses. A few days ago, I picked the mud/clay/gravel out and he seemed pretty stoked about it. Today, he was much better with his feet, but again, I've noticed that when I scrape the sole, there's a bright white line left. Am I being too rough??
Cerra doesn't have this problem, which is why I'm confused. And it's not once in awhile that I scrape and this line appears. It's almost every time on both feet. Plus, there's a certain spot that when I touch (half an inch left of the frog), he wants his foot back. Possible abcess?
There's no way to get them "washed" for a good look, so could this be a case of WLD? Or am I being a little overcautious?