Treating Traumatic Hoof Injuries

A horse's four hooves travel through mud - Treating traumatic hoof injuries

Updated: Oct. 2, 2019 The past few blogs have looked at hoof conditions like navicular, laminitis and club foot; hoof problems thought to be the result of genetic and/or management issues. This month we’re going to turn our attention to the damages horses can do to their own feet, or each others’. Even when riding … Read moreTreating Traumatic Hoof Injuries

The Latest on Laminitis

Front feet of horse with laminitis - The latest on laminitis

Laminitis is still one of the most common but least understood conditions affecting horses today. It can be mild or devastating, a one-time event or a chronic nightmare, a manageable concern or a career-ending (or life-ending) tragedy. Any horse or pony can suffer from laminitis and any feet can be affected. For owners and farriers, … Read moreThe Latest on Laminitis

Farrier Work with the Older Horse

Boy resting on top of horse lying down - Farrier work with the older horse

Old age sounds terrible. Physically. Mentally, it sounds amazing because you can say whatever’s on your mind and not care what anybody thinks about it. Being around older horses suggests that our equine partners experience the exact same thing as they age. They care way less about what people think, but they do need some … Read moreFarrier Work with the Older Horse

Head Off Trouble: Look out for feet when purchasing a horse

Brown horse with white feet running - Head off trouble

You’ve found him – the horse of your dreams. He looks like he stepped from a breeder’s catalogue and he moves like an Olympian athlete. He’s in your price range. He’s even a nice guy. He saved a child from a falling down a well this one time. When you go to get on him … Read moreHead Off Trouble: Look out for feet when purchasing a horse

Home Remedies for Hooves

Glass jar of olive oil - Home remedies for hooves

Updated: Sept. 15, 2019 There are good reasons why home remedies have persisted over time: you always know what’s in them and they don’t cost a fortune. These are both pluses when we’re trying to take good care of our equines. But do they work? Because to be clear, home remedies often take a little … Read moreHome Remedies for Hooves

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