Shoeing

Article

Are Unshod Dressage Horses at a Competitive Disadvantage?

July 01, 2015

Some riders believe shoes help give a dressage horse better gaits; scientists have found that idea to be mostly a myth.... Read More

Blog

Laminitis Has Changed Our Plans

June 30, 2015

When a healthy older horse suddenly founders, plans can change very quickly.... Read More

Following nerve removal, Dr. Withers stitches the incision up before moving on to the next leg.

Article

A Day Spent at an Equine Clinic Abroad

June 23, 2015

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on of a U.K. vet clinic and its differences from ones stateside.... Read More

Article

Wedge Pads and Navicular Horses

June 10, 2015

A veterinarian and farrier addresses the benefits and concerns of wedge pads in shoeing horses with navicular syndrome.... Read More

Article

Trail Horse Hoof Care

June 03, 2015

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

Article

Veterinarians: Manage Feet for Function

May 02, 2015

Hoof-related issues are a hot topic in veterinary medicine. Here's what practitioners discussed at a recent meeting.... Read More

Article

Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

April 15, 2015

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

Article

Introduction to Farriery Course Scheduled for May 15

April 05, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof anatomy and physiology, trimming the balanced foot, when shoes are necessary, and more.... Read More

The day dawns bright at Pool House, as staff clean horses' boxes (better known stateside as stalls) from the night before.

Slideshow

A Day at an Equine Practice Abroad

February 23, 2015

Spend the day at Pool House Equine Clinic in Litchfield, United Kingdom.... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Trail Hoof Wear

February 03, 2015

Of the 1,003 respondents, 402 (40%) said their horses go barefoot on trails.... Read More

Video

Equine Navicular Disease

January 15, 2015

Being "navicular" doesn't have to mean the end of a horse's career. Learn how shoeing and new drug treatments can help.... Read More

Blog

To Shoe or Not to Shoe Seniors?

January 06, 2015

Are your senior horses shod or barefoot?... Read More

Dr. Johanna Reimer developed the ROST shoe after deconstructing a traditional shoe to fit one of her horses. With wear, she found her horse’s hoof health and balance improved.

Commentary

A Deconstruction of the Horseshoe

December 10, 2014

A veterinarian's search for better foot care options for her own horses led to a new way to shoe. ... Read More

Beasts of Burden Longform Feature

Feature

Beasts of Burden: Africa's Working Horses and Donkeys

December 02, 2014

Veterinarians and researchers take a look at cases very different than those seen in developed countries.... Read More

Article

Cornell Holds 2014 Farrier Conference

November 15, 2014

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the conference and the 100th anniversary of Cornell's farrier school.... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

Article

Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 05, 2014

Remember these tips when planning and preparing your horse's winter hoof care regimen. ... Read More

Video

Is the Hoof Smart? Adaptability of the Equine Foot

September 30, 2014

Dr. Debra Taylor describes the visual exam of a healthy hoof and how feet can change in response to external factors.... Read More

Article

Optimizing Dressage Horses' Bodies for Peak Performance

September 19, 2014

From feeding and training to shoeing and warm-up protocols, learn how to keep your dressage horse fit to perform.... Read More

Article

Risk Factors for EIPH in Australian Racehorses Studied

July 23, 2014

Researchers identified longer race distances, low ambient temperatures, and bar shoes as EIPH risk factors.... Read More

Article

Penn Vet's Farrier Service Pioneers Hoof Care Technologies

July 14, 2014

Chief of Farrier Services Pat Reilly continues to explore new materials and techniques to advance hoof care.... Read More

Audio

Equine Life Stages: Adult Horses

July 14, 2014

Learn how to keep adult horses healthy during the prime of their lives. ... Read More

Article

The Thoroughbred Racehorse Foot

July 14, 2014

The Thoroughbred hoof's thin walls and sole make it susceptible to trauma and capsule distortion.... Read More

Blog

When the Horse Owner Goes Lame

June 17, 2014

Have you ever sustained an injury that kept you away from your horses? How did you cope?... Read More

Article

What Shape are my Horse's Feet In?

May 27, 2014

Even horses with less-than-ideal feet can lead sound and productive careers.... Read More

Audio

How Often Do Young Horses Need Hoof Care?

May 21, 2014

How often do young horses need hoof care, and when do they need shoes? Dr. Earl Gaughan answers. (0:02:47)... Read More