Category: Hoof Care

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Picking Your Horse’s Feet

Regular cleaning and hoof picking is vital to the overall health of your horse?s feet.? They should be picked out before and after every ride to prevent stone bruises and discomfort, and always carry...

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How to Poultice a Horse’s Hoof

The traditional method for dealing with a hoof abscess has typically involved daily foot soaks in Epsom salts.? But could this actually be damaging your horse?s foot, instead of helping it to heal?? When...

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Puncture Wounds to the Hoof

Any time when the hoof structure is compromised, there is potential for a dangerous, even life-threatening, situation for your horse.? Puncture wounds to the hoof are particularly devastating and require immediate attention.? Most hoof...

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Protect Your Horse From Flies

Around the barn flies may seem like just a minor nuisance, but to your horse they can be irritating and even dangerous.? Horse and deer flies inflict painful bites that can become infected and...

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Dealing with Hoof Cracks

Hoof cracks are a common problem for many horse owners, and typically take a relatively long time to heal.? Preventing hoof cracks is a much easier job than dealing with them, and some relatively...

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Laminitis vs. Founder

There is often much confusion about the relationship between laminitis and founder. Because so much mystery still surrounds these diseases, and because of their debilitating reputation, many horse owners find themselves unsure of exactly...

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Should Your Horse go Barefoot?

Many horse owners take shoeing their horse for granted, but in reality many horses can go barefoot with little difficulty. Here are some questions to consider if you are looking at making the jump...

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Standing for the Farrier

A horse that doesn?t stand quietly for the farrier is a danger both to himself and to those working around him.? Try these steps to make your horse more comfortable during a farrier visit:...