Posts in tag

hooves


checking your horse's digital pulses

A bounding pulse in your horse’s digital artery can be a warning sign of pain or inflammation in the hoof. Learn how to find and assess his digital pulses. Your …

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hoof cleaning

Hoof cleaning is one of the first things you learn as a rider, but many people neglect it after a while. Get back to basics with this vital horsekeeping task! …

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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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laminitis

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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donkey sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, providing care and protection for the long-eared side of the equine family. Animal lover Sandra Pady may not have originally set out to create a …

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a healthy hoof

Your horse’s hoof care needs change with the seasons. Keep him sound and healthy this summer with these tips. Most of us wait anxiously for winter to end so we …

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laminitis in horses

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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horse hoof history

Most hoof care professionals agree that the physiology of the hoof has not changed for thousands of years. When a foal is born, the hoof soles are made up of …

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barefoot school

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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horses hooves

Maintaining your horse’s hooves between farrier visits doesn’t have to be tricky! Here are a few tips. A horse in his natural environment would travel around ten to 18 miles a …

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