When Crystal was trimming, we found the possible culprit... she had some bruised laminae on both front hooves. I couldn't get a very good picture, but the bruise on her left front was worse than the bruise on her right (the right being the seedy toe hoof). The bruises were both in similar spots and the white line was nice and tight, so we're crossing our fingers that she doesn't have a touch of laminitis. Or if it is, hopefully it's mechanical. Like perhaps the hoof wall had a little too much leverage on it. Her mustang rolls still looked pretty good, so I'm not sure about leverage causing an issue, but maybe she bruised herself playing in the pasture... we've had a couple nice days and the horses have been playing a lot. Or maybe her hoof was slightly unbalanced since we were at 5 weeks since her last trim. I'm ok with all the possibilities we came up with, except laminitis.
|Bruises on both hooves were near the center of the toe.|
I'm slightly panicked, but trying to convince myself it's just a tiny, minor issue. I'll be monitoring her closely, but if she actually has a touch of real laminitis, the upcoming summer months do not look promising.