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The Importance of Picking

Flossie Sellers

The Importance of Picking

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:25

Learn why picking your horse's hoof regularly is important and learn the 3 basic steps necessary to do a thorough cleaning of your horse's hooves using a hoof …

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A Farrier's Tools of the Trade

EquiMed Staff

A Farrier's Tools of the Trade

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 15:54

Read about the tools and equipment a farrier uses in caring for your horse's hooves and limbs and why you might want to have a few basic tools to use in case of …

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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 …

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

The point of a horseshoe nail is beveled and must be placed in the shoe such that the beveled side is on the inside of the foot. This causes the nail to slightly bend when hammered so that erupts in the outer hoof wall.

Trimming vs Shoeing - Best Case Scenarios and Limitations From a …

by Jacob Butler

May 1, 2017 18:03

If we use our common sense (horse sense) we will see when horses need to be shod and when they only need to be trimmed. Every horse has different needs …

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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