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hello Anne, did the dirt get dried up and covering the sole of this hoof (or) it is the sole of this hoof. according to me, this hoof is horrible.

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Rohit, you are correct--that hoof is not pretty! I would suggest either letting the horse stand in a bucket of water for a few minutes, or washing the hoof--including the sole--thoroughly. After you do that, you should be able to use a hoof pick and hoof brush to see what you've really got there. That horse also needs to see a blacksmith immediately!!! I can't see anything resembling a frog, and as you know they are the horse's shock absorbers, so to speak.
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Anne Stepien

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I am knowledgeable regarding Standardbred race horses (trotters and pacers). I can answer general questions, questions regarding conformation, rigging, lameness and some shoeing questions.

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I raced standardbreds (primarily trotters) for 9 years on the Grand Circuit and in overnight events for approximately 15 years.

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