So my gelding's feet are pretty tore up. He's a TB so he has bad feet genetically, but this is getting a little hard. He has always had shoes on his front feet, but is currently barefoot due to abscess problems. His front feet are getting pretty brittle and torn up from the hard ground and gravel that he has to walk across to get to the pasture and arena, but its not out of control. His back feet however, are out of control. He has never had shoes on his back feet and has never had problems in the past.
Anyway, it looks like the hoof wall is separating from the sole, which I know is white line. The groove is getting deep but it doesn't seem like there is a lot of fungus in there. Is it white line? Or does he just need shoes to help his crappy TB feet keep it together? See pics!!