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  • Foal with white hoofs
  • Black appy white hooves

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    07-19-2008, 01:01 PM
White Hooves

What is your thought on white hooves??

Good, Bad or does not matter?
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    07-19-2008, 02:33 PM
Doesn't matter. It's the same thing as black hooves, just different pigment...same strength and everything.
    07-19-2008, 02:40 PM
For showing I like black hooves on Misty, but there are rules banning black polish on white hooves in bsps classes I think
    07-19-2008, 03:05 PM
I also don't think it matters. :)
    07-19-2008, 09:02 PM
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.
    07-19-2008, 09:23 PM
I agree. Doesn't matter at all.

Originally Posted by moomoo
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 ...
    07-19-2008, 11:47 PM
Doesn't matter. If they are striped, it is a sign of good luck.
    07-20-2008, 01:09 AM
I have always heard that white hooves are softer than black hooves... any merit to that one?
    07-20-2008, 01:33 AM
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.
    07-21-2008, 12:00 PM
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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