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post #1 of 15 Old 07-19-2008, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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White Hooves

What is your thought on white hooves??

Good, Bad or does not matter?
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post #2 of 15 Old 07-19-2008, 02:33 PM
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doesn't matter. It's the same thing as black hooves, just different pigment...same strength and everything.
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post #3 of 15 Old 07-19-2008, 02:40 PM
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For showing I like black hooves on Misty, but there are rules banning black polish on white hooves in bsps classes I think

A good horse can never be a bad colour...
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post #4 of 15 Old 07-19-2008, 03:05 PM
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I also don't think it matters. :)

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post #5 of 15 Old 07-19-2008, 09:02 PM
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I really don't think it matters.

My old boy (pally) had white hooves and was really soft-footed, yet the appy I ride now has 3 white hooves and his feet are fine.

I think white hooves show up issues earlier than black hooves but that's about it.

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post #6 of 15 Old 07-19-2008, 09:23 PM
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I agree. Doesn't matter at all.

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but there are rules banning black polish on white hooves in bsps classes I think
You're not supposed to have black hoof polish on white hooves at all when you're showing... White hoofs are supposed to have clear hoof polish on. At least here that's what it is ...
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post #7 of 15 Old 07-19-2008, 11:47 PM
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Doesn't matter. If they are striped, it is a sign of good luck.
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post #8 of 15 Old 07-20-2008, 01:09 AM
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I have always heard that white hooves are softer than black hooves... any merit to that one?


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post #9 of 15 Old 07-20-2008, 01:33 AM
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Nope! Die hards will argue that point but its just the genes of the horse. Twister has white hooves and they are harder than Dumas's black hooves. Dumas has thicker hooves just not harder.

Its a genetic thing not a color thing.

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post #10 of 15 Old 07-21-2008, 12:00 PM
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I was reading an article that there's no scientific proof, or any proof that white hooves are softer than black ones.. it's just a color difference.
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