If white line on the equine hoof gets damaged, it becomes an entry point for anaerobic fungi and bacteria, which can lead to separation of the hoof wall.
Hoof expert Susan Kauffmann describes three hoof angles you should know to help keep your horse sound. Learn how to identify and assess them.
Here are 10 amazing facts about the intricate and complicated equine hoof – from its evolution, composition and growth, to its function.
Some uncommon and even bizarre pieces of tack and accessories can be found in the horse industry. Here, we give you a look at just a few of them.
Abscesses in the hoof are especially painful. Learn how to make a poultice to help drain, thereby drawing out infection, promoting healing.
Compacted snowballs and ice in horses’ hooves can result in bruised soles and abscesses, and they also make horses dangerously prone to slipping.
There are a number of reasons why a horse would be prone to repeated bruising on the bottom of the foot. Find out how to prevent bruises.
How often a horse’s feet should be trimmed depends on a number of factors, but there are some general rules of thumb. Find out what will work for your horse
Hoof expert Susan Kauffmann explains how to tell the difference between excess sole and flat feet, and what to do about this retained sole.
New research and more educated horse owners have resulted in many changes to the way laminitis, a devastating hoof disease, is triggered and treated.