White Line Disease? Maybe.
My best friend, Jacy, has a horse who is nearing on 14 or 15 years old. I ask her all the time if she's been out riding now that she's home for the summer from college, but she always seems to have something keeping her from riding.
This time, her gelding has hoof problems on his front feet. It doesn't seem to bother him and if it is what I think it is, which would be White Line Disease (or seedy toe) then they are going to have some issues. Anyways, I was wondering if any of you might know what it is.
Her dad does all the hoof trimming, though he isn't a farrier, and in my opinion, shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a horses hooves, but anyways.
Taz (the horse) only has this in his front hooves. Jacy described it to me as that when she picks up his hooves, where the white line area is, its black and looks "like someone took a nail and traced the white line all the way around the hoof." Her dad thinks its some kind of fungus, and so has been 'treating' it by pouring some diluted bleach on it to kill whatever it is that is causing the problems.
So. What could it be?