Hoof Care

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.


Trail Horse Hoof Care

October 23, 2016

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


Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

October 11, 2016

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More

One method of hoof crack repair includes the use of wiring, screws, and patching materials.


Hoof Cracks: Types and Treatment

October 07, 2016

Whether big or small, these hoof wall imperfections require prompt repair and stabilization.... Read More


Hoof Pads: What Are They Good For?

September 14, 2016

Sometimes horses need a little extra support or protection. Find out how hoof pads can help.... Read More


Poll Recap: Laminitis Experience

September 06, 2016

Of the 585 respondents, 372 (64%) said they have owned or managed a horse with laminitis.... Read More


10 Early Warning Signs of Laminitis

August 24, 2016

Your horse's best chance of overcoming this hoof disease might lie in your ability to catch it early.... Read More


The Tolerable Club Foot

August 17, 2016

Is it worth taking a chance on a horse with a "clubby" foot, and how can you manage one to keep him sound?... Read More


Keeping Your Horse Healthy on the Trail

August 03, 2016

Ways to prepare for, prevent, and handle potential emergencies on the trail.... Read More


15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More


A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

July 13, 2016

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More


Hoof-Care Triage

July 11, 2016

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and who to call for help.... Read More


Miniature Horse Basics: Small Size, Big Responsibility

July 08, 2016

If you're considering a Miniature Horse as a pet or companion, remember that a small size doesn't mean less upkeep.... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .


Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 24, 2016

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More


Horse Foot Bruises

June 21, 2016

Learn how to treat and prevent common stone bruises in your horse's hooves.... Read More


How Hoof Boots Impact a Horse's Walk

June 20, 2016

Horses fitted with hoof boots had longer hoof contact time with the ground than barefoot horses, researchers found. ... Read More


Managing a Horse's Underrun Heels

June 15, 2016

The long-toed, low-heeled hoof is a common and difficult-to-manage hoof abnormality. Here's what you should know.... Read More


Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Launches Farrier Service

June 13, 2016

Paul Goodness, CJF, and his team will provide full-time services at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.... Read More


Finding a Farrier

June 13, 2016

Use these six tips to seek out a horseshoer who will keep your steed sound.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.


Back to Barefoot

June 01, 2016

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

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


Hoof Abscesses in Horses

May 27, 2016

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


Managing Chronic Laminitis

May 25, 2016

Horses with chronic laminitis should be closely monitored during treatment and recovery. Here's what to consider.... Read More


How To Pick a Horse's Hoof

May 23, 2016

New to horses? Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to safely clean a horse's hoof.... Read More


Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing

May 18, 2016

Is there a point you'd recommend going back to basics with a horse that's been in therapeutic shoes for several years?... Read More


Equine Footwear for Road Riding

May 11, 2016

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


University of Tennessee to Host Equine Podiatry Conference

April 30, 2016

The preconference workshop and conference for vets and farriers will take place May 20 and 21, respectively.... Read More