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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


Finding a Farrier

September 09, 2015

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


Nutritional Support for Horse Hooves

May 21, 2015

The complex equine hoof relies on important nutritional building blocks for strength and integrity.... 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


Evidence-Based Farriery: The Proof is in the Hoof

April 15, 2015

Don't rely on hearsay when it comes to caring for your horses' hooves.... 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


Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

March 03, 2015

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


The Farrier's Role in Horse Hoof Care

February 11, 2015

Take time to recognize the significant contributions farriers make to the equine community.... Read More


Is My Farrier a Biosecurity Risk?

November 10, 2014

A horse owner wonders if a farrier moving from barn to barn during the day could spread equine diseases.... Read More


Poll Recap: Tipping Farriers

August 26, 2014

Of the 1,727 respondents, 1,220 people (71%) said they do not tip their farrier.... Read More


Poll Recap: Mind Your Manners

March 04, 2014

Of the 896 voters, 641 (72%) said their horses are well-behaved for the farrier. ... 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


Veterinarian-Farrier Team Key to Managing Laminitic Horses

December 10, 2013

Both individuals' expertise is needed to rehab and maintain these horses' feet for the best possible outcome.... Read More


Maintaining Horse Health Records: Keep Notes on Everything!

October 31, 2013

Records can reveal health patterns, provide clues for health concerns, and keep wellness programs on track.... Read More


Study: Barefoot Trimming Can Impact Hoof Conformation

January 03, 2013

A specific trimming technique increased the hoof's weight-bearing area and increased the heel angle.... Read More


Look, Ma--No Shoes!

December 13, 2012

Study examines changes in toe angle and proximal hoof circumference without shoes.... Read More


Canadian Association of Professional Farriers Launched

November 28, 2012

The organization will promote the integrity of the industry and strengthen members' knowledge and skill set.... Read More


Univ. of Md. Extension Schedules Routine Horse Care Lectures

August 12, 2012

The three-part series will cover routine veterinary, farriery, and dental care.... Read More


Spontaneous Quarter Crack? Check for Sheared Heels

March 19, 2012

One researcher says that it is very rare to see a spontaneous quarter crack not associated with sheared heels.... Read More


2012 International Hoof Care Summit Set for Jan. 31-Feb. 3

December 31, 2011

The summit will offer 68 hours of hoof care education focused around the theme "Zeroing in on Soundness."... Read More


Sparks Fly at 2011 Cornell Farrier Conference

November 28, 2011

Certified farriers offered hands-on instruction in blacksmithing, tool-making, and horseshoe preparation.... Read More


Equine Lameness and Podiatry Lecture Scheduled for Nov. 12

October 31, 2011

Equine lameness exams, regenerative medicine, podiatry advancements, and case studies will be discussed.... Read More


Introduction to Farriery Short Course Scheduled

October 12, 2011

The University of Maryland Extension has scheduled an Introduction to Farriery Short Course for Dec. 3-4.... Read More


Long Toes in Horses: A Pain in the Butt?

May 03, 2011

Your equine athlete's performance hasn't been blue ribbon-worthy as of late. Or maybe your broodmare's gaits are looking a little off kilter. Could long toes on the hind feet be to blame? According to the results of a recent study, the answer in some... Read More