A good hoof wall comes in any colour. Any deviation from white is pigmentation. White hooves are equally as strong as black ones. The only benefit of a white area of hoof wall is that you will see any bruising more easily.
a. Smooth to the touch.
b. No ripples running horizontally around the hoof capsule.
c. Free from fungal infections, cracks, splits, chips.
d. Free from bulges, lumps, holes, bruises