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My mothers Mare has an interting crack on one of her back hooves. It's cracked but also has grooving. Her feet need trimming and that's the next step we are going to take. I was wondering how we could help/fix the crack? And what are your thoughts when viewing it?

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A old Quarter crack, keep a schedule on the trims like maybe ever 4 to 5 weeks. The groove will always be there, its up to you to keep those hooves trimmed so the crack wont open up with to long of a toe. I'm not a farrier but have one with a quarter crack and I have to keep him on a schedule, I dont wont long toes to enable that crack to open, and hes got the groove too.
 

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That is called a false quarter, due to an injury at the coronet where the hoof grows from. It will always be present to some extent. Keep your horse on a very regular trim schedule, put a good bevel on the edge of his foot and don't overthink it
A old injury he obviously is not bothered by....
He would do well to have more frequent hoof care by a good farrier, otherwise, leave it alone..

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