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How to avoid white line disease (seedy toe)

White line disease can become quite severe if steps aren’t taken to eradicate it, so understanding what it is and how to prevent it...

3 straightforward ways to improve hoof quality

How diet, environment and podiatry can play a role in improving your horse's hoof quality. Everyone has heard the adage “no hoof, no horse”, but...

Barefoot performance horses

It’s been a longstanding tradition to shoe performance horses – whether they be racehorses, dressage horses, jumpers, endurance horses, or reiners. As more riders...

Adjusting for winter nutrition

For some of us, winter has already arrived.  For others, it’s just beginning in earnest.  For all of us, the horse is facing some...

Hoof dressing

Many people love to put hoof dressing on their horses’ hooves – it makes them feel like they are doing something good for their...

The Power of Mushrooms

Feeding mushrooms to your horse can have numerous benefits. “What do you mean I should feed my horse mushrooms? Horses don’t eat mushrooms! I don’t...

Contracted Heels

Contracted heels are a common health problem, but they don’t have to become your horse’s “new normal”. Read any horse care literature these days and...

Hoof Abscess Prevention & Treatment

Chances are, you’ve had to deal with at least one hoof abscess. At times, the symptoms are dramatic – the horse may be lame...

The Value of a Good Barefoot Trim

What constitutes a correct barefoot trim? This is the most frequently asked question I hear from clients. This question is like a lightning rod...

Top 10 Tips for Healthy Hooves

Winter poses special challenges to your horse’s feet even though they are constantly adapting to their environment. Let’s look at a “top ten list”...