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


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


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


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


Treating Suspensory Injuries with Fetlock Support Shoes

May 14, 2014

Veterinarians determined that the fetlock support shoe could be helpful in treating suspensory desmopathy.... Read More


Poll Recap: Hoof Care Costs

May 13, 2014

Of the 1,142 respondents, 824 (72%) said they spend $100 or less per horse when the farrier or trimmer visits.... Read More


Optimizing the Care and Management of Your Equine Athlete

March 28, 2014

Here's how to keep your equine athlete happy, healthy, and at the top of his game.... Read More


Equine Athletes and Their Feet

March 17, 2014

A world-class sport horse farrier shares what hoof problems he encounters most.... Read More

Shock wave therapy is one of many medical treatments for caudal heel pain.


Dealing with Navicular Disease

March 11, 2014

Navicular disease can seem devastating when diagnosed, but many horses return to work with treatment.... Read More


Thoroughbred Hoof Care: Foal to Racehorse to Sport Horse

February 26, 2014

To help your Thoroughbred perform to his potential, tailor his hoof care to his specific age, needs, and job.... Read More


Hoof Problem Protocol

February 19, 2014

Should you call the vet or farrier? Find out the best next step to take during a hoof-related emergency.... 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.


Don't Ignore Your Horse's Hooves this Winter and Spring

February 04, 2014

Don't neglect your horse's hoof care, or your horse could be at risk for some serious foot problems.... Read More


Maryland Farriery Seminar Scheduled for March 22

January 19, 2014

The University of Maryland will host an introduction to farriery seminar on March 22.... Read More


Laminitic Horse Takes First Steps in 3-D-Printed Shoes

December 27, 2013

The team of 3-D printing experts from Australia's CSIRO worked with podiatrists to produce "horse-thotics."... Read More

Snow and ice can stick to the cold steel of horse shoes and form packed snowballs, which can cause horses to slip and fall. Prevent this from happening by leaving your horse barefoot in the winter or asking your farrier to include snow pads during your horse’s winter shoe cycles.


Readers Say No Shoes This Winter

December 24, 2013

More than half of the readers responding to a recent poll said their horses go barefoot year-round. ... Read More


Immediate Effects of Shoeing on Horses' Movement

December 11, 2013

Researchers found that horses do show some movement asymmetry after being trimmed.... Read More


How to Remove a Loose Shoe

November 07, 2013

Becky Cothran, owner of Bex HorseShoeing, demonstrates how to remove a horse shoe quickly and safely. ... Read More


Riding on the Road

November 04, 2013

What can I shoe my young carriage horse with that will provide some protection for concussion from roads?... Read More

Scanned and modeled on the racehorse's hooves, these new shoes are a first for 3-D titanium printing.


Australian Researchers Create Custom Titanium Horseshoes

October 17, 2013

Scientists have custom-made a set of titanium racehorse shoes, a first for the sport. ... Read More


Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing

September 09, 2013

Would you recommend going back to basics with a therapeutically shod horse to evaluate the issue's root cause?... Read More


Shoeing Racehorses

June 04, 2013

Dr. Scott Palmer describes some common racehorse shoeing techniques. ... Read More


Shoeing Racehorses

April 25, 2013

Dr. Scott Palmer describes some common racehorse shoeing techniques. ... Read More


WVC 2013: Making the Change to Barefoot

February 21, 2013

Dr. Debra Taylor shares some points to consider when transitioning horses from being shod to going barefoot. ... 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.


Back to Barefoot

December 06, 2012

Going barefoot can benefit hoof health, but consider management and physical needs before pulling shoes.... Read More


Supporting a Foundered Foot with a W-Shoe

December 05, 2012

This hand-forged shoe offers an option for supporting horses suffering laminitis.... Read More