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Hoof care support for performance horses 

The proper trim and hoof care tools, along with regular maintenance, can keep your horse’s feet healthy during performance season and beyond. If you...

Spring weather and thrush

Here’s what you need to know about thrush prevention this season, and how to treat it before it gets worse. During the winter months, 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...

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...

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...

Hoof cleaning basics

Hoof cleaning is one of the first things you learn as a rider, but many people neglect it after a while. Get back to...

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...

Hot weather guidelines for hoof care

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...

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...