Susan Kauffmann

Articles by Susan Kauffmann - 9 results

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Hoof Care

How to Get Rid of Chronic Thrush

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.

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Hoof Care

What is Retained Sole?

Hoof expert Susan Kauffmann explains how to tell the difference between excess sole and flat feet, and what to do about this retained sole.

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Hoof Care

How Often Should a Horse’s Feet be Trimmed?

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

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Hoof Care

How to Prevent Stone Bruises

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.

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Hoof Care

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.

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Hoof Care

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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Health

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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Hoof Care

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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Hoof Care

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.