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hooves


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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hoof boots for a sore horse

Hoof boots can be a lifesaver for rehabilitating a sore horse. Know their benefits and challenges. As a professional trimmer, I often encounter sore horses. Many have problems such as …

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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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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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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 — 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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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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