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How riding surfaces impact the hoof

Your horse’s hooves are resilient and adaptable, and can handle varied riding surfaces – as long as you pay proper attention to basic hoof...

Why peripheral loading in the hoof is bad for your horse

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

Winter hoof care and horse health

The onset of winter often means changes in horsekeeping practices. These changes can have both positive and negative effects on your horse’s hoof quality...

Clicker training for hoof handling

If your horse needs help with hoof handling manners, clicker training can create positive associations and responses in a safe and calm manner. It’s been almost...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Learning to go barefoot

This barefoot school takes a whole-horse approach to education and hoof care. Chris Jonason first tried bare hoof trimming 11 years ago, after purchasing a...

Growing your own medicinal herbs

Learn how you can start your own medicinal herb garden and which herbs are best for your horse. Before horses were domesticated, they roamed free...