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No hoof, no horse. It's the base foundation that holds up the horse!
2/13/2012 10:17:17 PM
I clean muddy feet and put my horse in clean dry bedding overnight to help prevent thrush.
2/13/2012 8:57:44 PM
My horse has pads...so never.
2/13/2012 7:35:52 PM
apple cider vinegar or hydrogen peroxide to minimize fungal infection
2/13/2012 5:39:58 PM
Be sure to take a hoof pick with you on your trailride.
2/13/2012 5:09:47 PM
A minimum of 3 times a week!
2/13/2012 4:09:59 PM
One of my stallions developed abcesses on his front hooves & I am diligent now to clean hooves often
2/13/2012 3:42:15 PM
A couple times a week. They are on sand, so do not accumulate much.
2/13/2012 3:05:29 PM
use a crosspane hammer (gunsmith tool) to chip out snow/ice balls in hoof
2/13/2012 1:24:15 PM
Natural hoof care addict
2/13/2012 11:37:50 AM
weekly soaks in apple cider vinegar will take care of any white line !
2/13/2012 6:03:32 AM
Our horses run barefoot, & sleep out, so we check their hooves each time we ride-almost every day
2/13/2012 4:55:52 AM
Bare hooves keep clean, i look at them everyday to be sure.
2/12/2012 9:04:33 PM
Iodine wound spray works great for treating thrush.
2/12/2012 6:05:03 PM
I clean my horse's hooves about once a week.
2/12/2012 6:03:27 PM
only takes a minute each horse - do it the thorobred way, all from 1 side
2/12/2012 5:45:06 PM
Never know what the horse will pick up before or during a ride.
2/12/2012 4:42:12 PM
I pick her hooves daily and apply a hoof conditioner to the outside hoof wall 2 X weekly.
2/12/2012 3:13:18 PM
Good nutrition, lots of lax to thicken the walls
2/12/2012 8:59:20 AM
We have a lot of horses, so we don't always clean them EVERY day, but at LEAST before/after we ride.
2/11/2012 6:42:39 PM
whenever I work with them.
2/11/2012 5:48:38 PM
Depends on the season & activities
2/11/2012 10:56:34 AM
Daily + before and after ride
2/11/2012 9:05:41 AM
leave them alone, they do best that way (besides farrier care of course!)
2/10/2012 11:42:29 PM
I use Bagbalm to keep the soles soft and prevent scratches. Works well with essential oils.
2/10/2012 9:36:25 PM
Biotin daily as prevention and Thrush buster weekly to keep hooves nice
2/10/2012 5:59:34 PM
bare feet don't collect too much debris
2/10/2012 12:44:08 PM
consistant farrier work, by well trained person
2/10/2012 12:24:32 AM
Oil the coronet band as a priority.
2/9/2012 9:50:43 PM
I always make sure that my horses hooves are clean for riding. Other wise he acts up :)
2/9/2012 7:54:25 PM
for thrush i use a tip from my grandmother. its 1/2 water,2 cps. hydrogen peroxide and 2 cps alcohal
2/9/2012 7:14:17 PM
daily when weather is yucky, but alwasy before & after a ride!
2/9/2012 6:13:52 PM
We do a daily hoof picking & before and after riding. So most days 3 x per day.
2/9/2012 6:11:45 PM
Since we ride in sandy soil, they are clean when inspected at the end of our rides.
2/9/2012 5:12:30 PM
A little oil helps keep snow from packing in the hooves on winter trail rides
2/9/2012 4:42:48 PM
but it is in reality more of a daily inspection
2/9/2012 4:10:56 PM
Pick out feet, trim regularly, , keep stall clean, keep pasture clean & mud-free.
2/9/2012 3:49:26 PM
and in the morning while they are being fed and the same in the evening!!!
2/9/2012 11:08:23 AM
paint hooves with Kopertox twice a week to prevent Thrush
2/9/2012 10:06:19 AM
the hooves should be inspected as a part pf your routine.
2/9/2012 3:49:13 AM
Pads prevent access to front feet.
2/8/2012 10:23:15 PM
They are ridden and worked in sand often. This cleans the sole/frog and polishes the hoof wall
2/8/2012 3:22:33 PM
pull the shoes for winter, regular balance trim, dressing in extreme dry weather
2/8/2012 3:00:48 PM
Always before I ride, but not necessarily every day
2/8/2012 2:00:37 PM
I ride almost daily so checking before is often enough for me.
2/8/2012 1:00:53 PM
NoThrush powder... LOVE IT
2/8/2012 11:49:57 AM
Frequency really depends on individual horse and conditions. Never had any issues using that system.
2/8/2012 9:21:43 AM
If you keep your horse barefoot, pick up the rasp when you pick up the hoofpick.
2/8/2012 8:45:01 AM
It's the best way to catch something before it becomes a problem.
2/8/2012 7:20:19 AM
Pick out morning and evening & reduce the risk of missing a problem
2/8/2012 4:34:58 AM
Before I ride as well as anytime something looks off
2/8/2012 1:38:20 AM
I try to pick their hooves out daily.
2/8/2012 12:51:55 AM
My horse drinks, urinates a lot in summer, makes lake in his pen, prone to white line, clean daily
2/7/2012 10:30:30 PM
will check during a ride if a rock is suspected in one of the hooves
2/7/2012 10:15:37 PM
I'd do it daily, but can't be at the barn every day!
2/7/2012 9:59:10 PM
I use a bucket scrubber to really clean the soles.
2/7/2012 8:47:29 PM
Clean and inspect when they are trimed usually 2 or 3 times a year,unless they show some problem.
2/7/2012 8:12:04 PM
3-4 times a week
2/7/2012 7:58:28 PM
Out of 4 equines/1 daily/1 before rides/2 less often
2/7/2012 7:36:14 PM
The frequency varies depending on conditions
2/7/2012 7:35:59 PM
Several times each day!
2/7/2012 6:55:16 PM
Our guys go barefoot always now, so I check them now & then. But very rarely find anything but dried
2/7/2012 5:46:32 PM
and, of course, before and after riding.
2/7/2012 5:16:17 PM
Before & after a ride/ground work, and at least three times a week
2/7/2012 5:04:50 PM
2/7/2012 4:57:56 PM
at least 4-5 times a week
2/7/2012 4:37:49 PM
Check whenever they have been in rocky area including driveway.
2/7/2012 4:30:08 PM
After I ride. My horses are barefoot, and the "dirt" keeps them from picking up rocks on our rides.
2/7/2012 4:25:08 PM
Keep a balanced barefoot trim in the winter/shoes during riding season
2/7/2012 4:23:10 PM
WET and rocky here; daily clean & treatment necessary to prevent thrush and WLD
2/7/2012 4:07:04 PM
once a month. Too much picking can create areas for bacteria to grow...
2/7/2012 4:02:08 PM
Daily to keep sole clear, etc. When horse puts hoof down, it's all back!
2/7/2012 3:51:12 PM
4 months at home-daily; 8 months boarded then 4x per week
2/7/2012 3:50:33 PM
A minimum of twice daily. No hoof ... no horse.
2/7/2012 2:50:52 PM
As often as possible - definitely before and after each ride and for the pasture pet at least weekly
2/7/2012 2:43:24 PM
Ialso pick the ice out of their feet during the winter and also when its muddy. We remove shoes also
2/7/2012 2:15:36 PM
Paint bottom 2" of hoof wall with sealant when turning out in mud.
2/7/2012 2:03:00 PM
As a child I was taught this is the most important element of grooming--so every day!
2/7/2012 12:59:37 PM
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