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How to Pull a Shoe (In an Emergency …

Flossie Sellers

How to Pull a Shoe (In an Emergency …

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:37

Learn about emergency situations when you might need to pull a shoe, the tools necessary, and the 10 steps you should take to remove a horse shoe safely …

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Are Hoof Care Products Worth the Cost …

Jennifer M. Keeler

Are Hoof Care Products Worth the Cost …

by Jennifer M. Keeler

April 30, 2017 18:02

Your local tack store has shelves loaded with various horse hoof treatments. What are they used for and do they really work? What works best for periodic hoof …

Horse Hoof Abscesses: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

by Miriam Rieck

April 30, 2017 18:10

You go to feed your horse and he is standing in the far corner of the paddock. You notice a very pronounced limp as he walks to his feeder. Did he break a bone …

How do I identify hoof cracks and what is the best way to care for …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

July 20, 2020 18:41

Each crack in a horse's hoof is individual and the results or repairing and stabilizing the hoof crack depend upon the type, location and treatment …

Hoof Care Tip

Mild angular limb deformities in foals may be correctable with specialized shoes. Work with your veterinarian and farrer to devise a plan if your baby horse has minor leg angle problems.

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When Does A Horse Need Shoes …

Pete Butler

When Does A Horse Need Shoes …

by Pete Butler

September 26, 2018 09:06

Most horses can get by without wearing shoes. This article discusses five scenarios when a horse will be more comfortable and better performing when wearing …

hoof care
/ho͝of,ho͞of ker/
  1. the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of the horny part of the foot of an ungulate animal, especially a horse.
  2. to shoe or not to shoe, that is the question.


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