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MissColors 05-31-2012 06:11 PM

Crack in hoof.
So my friend just rescued a horse from some people and the horses hooves are terrible. One of the horses hooves is cracked all the way up to about an inch from the top or hairline. We are wondering what steps should we take help repair it? Should we seal it or have the horse shod? Or supplements maybe?

Looking for some expert advice. :)

And how do things like this even happen?

diamondappy 05-31-2012 06:32 PM

Our rescue mare was the same - infact she had 2 cracks such as this and the other two hooves were badly chipped with cracks part way up -- our farrier determined it was just the result of poor nutrition and lack of proper trimming. Sure enough almost 1 year later with proper care she has beautiful solid hooves. So definitely see what your farrier says they will know what the proper course of action is for this particular horse. Hopefully it's as easy to fix as ours was :-)

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