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hoof


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 care, conditioning and a balance between …

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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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hoof

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 – and on his overall health …

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clicker training

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 25 years since I first …

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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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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 horses, and the hooves look nice …

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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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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 Kiger Mustang. The AFA certified …

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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 and kept themselves healthy by …

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