Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The crack in Panama's hoof

Yesterday I blogged about discovering a crack in Panama's hoof.

Here it is:

A hairline crack in my horse's hoof

As you can see, it's really quite a thin crack. However, I'm worried for two reasons:

1) It goes all the way from the bottom of the hoof, almost to the coronary band.

2) It is just below the lump of proudflesh at the coronary band, scar tissue from a trailer accident when he was a yearling. The injury damaged the coronary band and causes a vertical ridge to form on his hoof, which my farrier always files down. This crack is just to the left of where the ridge has been filed down, which makes me nervous that it might have something to do with the old injury.

There's only one way to find out for sure. That's why my farrier is coming tomorrow!

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