Articles - hoof care

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Top 22 Shoeing FAQs

Could your horse benefit from wearing shoes? Certified journeyman farrier, Jonathan Taylor, explains the whys, hows, and whats of horseshoeing.

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The Top 5 Hoof Problems: Prevention and Repairs

By preventing and dealing with the following five common hoof problems, you can keep your horse sound and functional year round.

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Foot Perfect

Nearly 80 percent of all lameness issues stem from problems in the hoof. Horse Sport looks at what's going on inside and outside the hoof, what can go wrong, and how to fix it.

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Maintaining Healthy Hooves for Life

Hooves are the horse’s foundation, yet instead of ranking uppermost in many owners’ priorities, they are often overlooked.

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Buyer’s Guide: Hoof Care Tools

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.

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Nutrition Notes: Feeding for Healthy Hooves

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

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Clogs for Horses

The clog is a horseshoe that’s not like any shoe you’ve seen before. It’s actually hard to describe it as anything other than “funky.”

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Inside the Crumbling Hoof: White Line Disease

Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent the destructive infection, white line disease, which causes progressive separation of the hoof wall.

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What Should I Do if My Horse Punctures a Hoof?

Horses can be vulnerable to puncture wounds in the foot given the sheer number general pointy stuff that accumulates in stables, yards and paddocks.

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Hoof Mechanics Makeovers

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.

By: Hans Wiza