Hoof crack healing

Posted: October 21st, 2009, by Melanie Merrow

Dixie's  right hind hoof

This is a Belgen cross rescued mare I have been trimming for the past year.  The crack has now grown out completely and  “”she has the strong hooves of a Pegasus” as quoted by the barn saying.   The mare was saved from the meat buyer by Heaven Can Wait Equine rescue and then adopted by my client. The first before picture were taken after my second trim on this mare as she is large and had not received a lot (if any) hoof care before being rescued so she did not stand well.  The crack was to the coronet band and the hooves were very flared and cracked at each quarter.  She had many hoof bruises as shown by the red lines.   There is seven months between the two pictures.