February 16, 2009
The term "corrective shoeing" is often overused and misunderstood. It sometimes implies that the farrier can correct conformational faults of feet and legs. In reality, often very little can be done to change the way a horse is built. Trying to fix ... Read More
January 06, 2009
How much attention do you give your horse's feet? Many times it's just the old once-over with the hoof pick.... Read More
January 01, 2009
How much attention do you give your horse's feet? Many times it's just the old... Read More
November 01, 2008
Most cases of thrush occur in inactive horses that live in stalls. Unfortunately, this describes a huge percentage of horses in the United States, since over the past few decades horses have become 'apartment dwellers.' ... Read More
June 01, 2008
Belknap (who co-hosted TheHorse.com's Webinar on Understanding Laminitis) said the latest research points to laminitis as an intense inflammatory injury of the foot, and it is no longer believed to be solely a blood flow problem.... Read More
April 23, 2008
The chronically laminitic horse is often a very tough case to manage because displacement of the coffin bone within the foot leads to a lot of pain and damage, in addition to the damage that allowed the displacement in the first place.... Read More
April 09, 2008
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has filed charges against the owner of a Rowan County, Ky., farm where state and local authorities found 31 dead horses on Tuesday.
Farm owner Don Miller is charged with violating state law... Read More
March 21, 2008
Choice of farrier might have a significant influence not only on the shape of a horse's hoof, but its soundness and athletic ability, according to research carried out by veterinarians in Switzerland. Forty dressage and show jumping horses, divided ... Read More
March 06, 2008
Defending champion Chris Cox of Mineral Wells, Texas, emerged victorious from his second Road to the Horse competition March 2, 2008, at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum. Along with taking the title, Cox also received a $15,000 donation toward his... Read More
March 01, 2008
Here's what we know about the efficacy of this popular hoof supplement.
Conditions such as chronic laminitis, cracked... Read More
March 01, 2008
Horse hooves aren't created equal, which can make it hard to understand the healthy foot's form and function.... Read More
November 15, 2007
Rather than waiting until there's a problem with your horse's feet, take time now to protect and maintain these valuable structures inside and out.
Step one is understanding the subject so you can communicate knowledgeably with your... Read More
September 01, 2007
May 01, 2007
Ask 10 people what a healthy hoof should look like, and you'll likely get 10 variations of an answer. ... Read More
April 19, 2007
Disease control and equine identification programs are among the topics on the agenda for the American Horse Council National Issues Forum June 17-20 in Washington, D.C.
The general session on June 19 will feature the following seminars:... Read More
March 10, 2007
The Andis Company has announced that Charles Wilhelm will represent the company in demonstrations throughout the United States. Wilhelm is an internationally known horse trainer who has developed techniques that calm even the most... Read More
March 10, 2007
A sizzle followed by a billow of foul-smelling smoke floated through the barn as Jeff Lickfeldt pressed a hot shoe to a Thoroughbred's hoof.
"That smells like money," he said laughing as it caused others' nostrils to curl.
For more tha... Read More
February 01, 2007
To prevent white line disease from spreading, should I purchase my own farrier tools for the farrier to use?... Read More
February 01, 2007
At some point, probably all of us have used some type of product to improve our horses' feet. And many of us haven't seen the results we wanted, so perhaps we tried another. And another. Despite our best efforts, some of us despair of ever having... Read More
January 02, 2007
Guy Roberts reported the loss of his prominent stallion Petersburg Dec. 22. The 20-year-old son of Danzig, who had been ill the past few months, stood at Roberts' Guy Bar Farm near Sunnyside, Wash.
Bred in Kentucky by Seahorse 85, Petersbur... Read More
November 14, 2006
Edited press release
The Thoroughbred meet at Meadowlands that ended Nov. 11 was negatively impacted by an outbreak of equine herpes virus which placed nearly 100 horses in quarantine.
Wagering for the 33-date meet... Read More
September 17, 2006
The first New Jersey Horse Industry Symposium will be held at Monmouth Park on Sept. 20.
The event brings together representatives of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New... Read More
September 01, 2006
I noticed my farrier put two nails in too high. She won't put weight on it. How long until it heals?... Read More
August 01, 2006
I have heard horses should get their feet washed every day, and that this is called the natural moisturizing cycle for hooves. In the horses you have observed in the wild, do they wet their feet every day? If so, please explain how they do... Read More
May 17, 2006
The old saying, "No hoof, no horse" is very true, especially as it pertains to the horse's working ability and soundness. The horse is an athlete; we use him for a variety of athletic purposes -- racing, jumping, chasing cattle, pulling carts.... Read More
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Q. Whenever the farrier is working on my gelding's feet, he stretches his head straight out in front of him and twists it to the side. Is this just a strange habit he picked up at some stage?