Hoof Bruise and Exercise

ShadowHunter

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My horse has small bruising on one of her hoof wall from a mild case of lami a few months ago. She's now completely sound and it doesn't seem to affect her. What would peoples opinions on starting exercise again? A large part of me says to wait until the bruise has gone to not risk further damage, the other thinks she'd cope with light exercise (she's a chubby cob.) My farrier didn't say either way and I forgot to ask.
 

HappyHollyDays

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My Connie has one white foot and a bruise appeared just below the coronet band. Farrier wasn’t concerned and said they were probably on the 3 black hooves but you can’t see them. Pony has been on box rest for concussion laminitis and is now sound but I’ve had his shoes removed, feet trimmed and he won’t come back into work until after Christmas to give his feet a good 3 months rest. He is lovely and slim but does like his food 😁
 
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