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Does your horse really have navicular?

Your horse has been diagnosed with navicular…but could it be something else? Understanding what caudal heel pain looks like will help you determine what’s...

An easy and effective solution for managing thin hoof soles

How to identify thin hoof soles on a horse, and why pour-in pads are a solution worth trying. Being aware of a horse’s sole...

What to expect when transitioning from steel shoes to barefoot

Thinking of switching your horse to barefoot this season? Here’s what you should expect during the transition. Horse caretakers often have difficulty keeping shoes on...

Preventing winter hoof issues

As we move from fall into winter, your horse needs some extra support to weather the transition with healthy feet. Follow these tips to...

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...