Hi all, Im posting here as Im looking for some advice. I keep my horse with a friend... he was last trimmed in May 2012, and then they had turned him out with a couple of other horses on some land they have as I was not going to be around for a couple of months. I returned at the end of July, and began bugging them to bring him back to the farm for me, so that I could get my hands on him again. He finally cam home a few days ago, and I went out to visit him and was horrified at the shape his feet were in. There is a crack running up one of his hoofs all the way to the coronary band. We live in a rural area, where it is not easy to get a farrier out, I have already called the regular farrier and he says he cant get out for another 3 weeks when he was regularily scheduled to be out at the farm anyways. Im currently trying to find anyone who I can bring out to trim him and look at him, I have even put in a call to a girl advertising as a barefoot trimmer. Im feeling pretty desperate, I would do just about anything to get someone to look at it and tell me what needs to be done, or what I can do in the meantime until the farrier can make it out. Can anyone give me any information, advice or suggestions for things I can do for the horse until I can get someone to look at it? Im feeling sick to my stomach over it.... I have never encountered this in any of my horses in over 20 years of being a horse owner.