Horse's hooves smelling like cat urine
The past 2 times my horse has been shod, when the farrier pulls his shoes off (fronts only) his hooves smell like cat pee. And not mild, it's strong enough that everyone around can smell it! He doesn't have thrush, his feet are not soft, his stall is bedded with pine shavings and he is out in a grass pasture all day. Any ideas as to what is causing it? The farrier said he has never smelled any horses hooves like it when I asked if maybe hot shoeing was causing it.