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.


Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 30, 2015

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


Speedy Splint Recovery

November 17, 2015

Do you have any suggestions for speeding the time it takes for proximal splints (in the forelimbs) to resolve?... Read More


Therapeutic Shoeing Part 2: Hardware and Healing

August 19, 2015

Learn about common foot pathologies and corrective-shoeing options, from bar shoes to wooden clogs.... Read More


Therapeutic Shoeing Part 1: Foot Fundamentals

August 18, 2015

Addressing the anatomy, conformation, and biomechanical principles of the equine foot.... Read More

Acute and generally non-weight-bearing lameness caused by infection within the hoof.


Hoof Abscesses in Horses

July 14, 2015

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness but often resolves quickly with the proper treatment.... Read More


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


A Day at an Equine Practice Abroad

February 23, 2015

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


Poll Recap: Trail Hoof Wear

February 03, 2015

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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Equine Life Stages: Adult Horses

July 14, 2014

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