Farrier Hans Wiza uses three different case studies to demonstrate how even just one geometry-based shoeing can make a huge difference in a horse's hoof conformation and movement.
When it comes to winter hoof care, “one size doesn't fit all,” says Doug Butler, Ph.D., CJF, FWCF and author of The Principles of Horseshoeing.
Every horse will likely have to deal with stone bruises at some point during their lives but the situation is usually resolved fairly easily.
An injury to the coronary band can have long-lasting effects, from a small blemish, to disrupted hoof growth and permanent disfigurement.
The first step in any investigation into hoof health, is to take a close look at your horse's diet, this can be done with the help of a nutritionist
Some people decide to remove their horse's shoes for the winter in order to give their feet a "break." Unfortunately, this can be a very literal thing.
You start to pick out your horse's hoof and get a nasty whiff of what can only be described as rot . . . Your horse has thrush.
Some might say your horse is always better off barefoot, while others would argue that shoes could be good depending on the type of work he does.
Regardless as to whether the horse is barefoot or shod, several features are deemed to be acceptable and others are not, when it comes to hoof angles.
A common ailment of the hoof that affects all three areas is a condition known as the underrun heel, this article goes into detail about what this means.