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.
Hoof abscesses can be caused by trauma and moist environments, but can also be related to conditions like laminitis which make horses prone to them.
Have you tried everything you can think of to rid your horse’s hooves of thrush, but it just keeps coming back? Learn how to conquer chronic thrush.
Find out the benefits of barefoot trimming for horses. Barefoot trimmer, Anne Riddell, explains, it’s not just a matter of forsaking the shoes.
Could your horse benefit from wearing shoes? Certified journeyman farrier, Jonathan Taylor, explains the whys, hows, and whats of horseshoeing.
By preventing and dealing with the following five common hoof problems, you can keep your horse sound and functional year round.
Hooves are the horse’s foundation, yet instead of ranking uppermost in many owners’ priorities, they are often overlooked.
This article highlights some of the tools needed from the basics to the professional tools your farrier or trimmer will use for adequate hoof care.
Hoof health is multi-factorial; it depends on good farrier care, a healthy environment and proper nutrition. This article delves deeper into what that means
Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent the destructive infection, white line disease, which causes progressive separation of the hoof wall.
Horses can be vulnerable to puncture wounds in the foot given the sheer number general pointy stuff that accumulates in stables, yards and paddocks.