Articles - hoof care

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Do Your Horse’s Feet Have Healthy Digital Cushions?

Find out what digital cushions are, and the functions they perform for your horse’s hooves. Also learn how to tell if your horse’s are healthy.

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How to Choose the Right Hoof Boot for Your Horse

Get advice on selecting the right style of hoof boots to protect your barefoot horse’s hooves from rugged terrain, and on long distance rides.

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7 Questions to Ask Before Transitioning Your Horse to Barefoot

More horse owners are choosing to let their horses go barefoot these days. Here are seven questions to ask before you make the switch.

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Check Out What’s New in Equine Performance Hoofwear

Footwear for horses has not changed that much over the centuries. The industry is undergoing a shake-up, however, with new options on the market.

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Dealing with Superficial Equine Hoof Cracks

Equine hoof cracks are common in the spring. Some are superficial, while others can be full thickness, which can be painful and become infected.

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White Line Disease: An Infection of Opportunity

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.

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Assessing Hoof Angles

Hoof expert Susan Kauffmann describes three hoof angles you should know to help keep your horse sound. Learn how to identify and assess them.

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10 Amazing Facts About Hooves

Here are 10 amazing facts about the intricate and complicated equine hoof – from its evolution, composition and growth, to its function.

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The Best Way to Treat Abscesses

Abscesses in the hoof are especially painful. Learn how to make a poultice to help drain, thereby drawing out infection, promoting healing.

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Preventing Snowballs

Compacted snowballs and ice in horses’ hooves can result in bruised soles and abscesses, and they also make horses dangerously prone to slipping.