Shoeing and some trimming methods force a horse to bear all his weight on the hoof walls. This causes peripheral loading, along with negative effects on his comfort and movement. …

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Living in a Paddock Paradise

The Paddock Paradise system provides horses with a more natural lifestyle. We all would like our horses to lead happy, healthy lives. To achieve this, more and more people are …

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Pepper: A laminitis case study

In the rehabilitation process from laminitis, things often seem to get worse before they get better. Let’s take a walk through Pepper’s journey from pasture ornament to competitive riding horse! …

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Laminitis — case study

If dealing with laminitis and founder in your horse is starting to feel hopeless, MdF’s successful rehabilitation may give you some inspiration and new ideas for helping him. Laminitis and …

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Understanding hoof physiology

You can learn a lot about your horse’s health and background just by looking at his hoof physiology. Can you really learn about your horse’s health history by looking at …

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hoof boots

Is your horse transitioning from shoes to barefoot? Do you need a little more hoof protection while trail riding? Hoof boots are the modern domestic horse’s answer to hoof protection. …

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