Newborn Foal’s Hooves


 

The hoof of the foal is soft and waxy. At birth, the hooves will have feathery-type horn that will wear off in a day or two and the hoof will start to toughen up in about a month. The first trim should be between four and twelve weeks of age. The hooves are shaped this way, to prevent the hooves from damaging the mother during the birthing process

 

(via The Soul is Bone)

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