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hoof boots

Is your horse transitioning from shoes to barefoot? Do you need a little more hoof protection while trail riding? Hoof boots are the modern domestic horse’s answer to hoof protection. …

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Heart of the Hoof

Through most of human history, people believed the horse’s hoof was nothing more than a solid block with little, if any, feeling in it. In medieval times, for example, horses …

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Hoof Bruises

Hoof bruises can look alarming, but may not be a reason to worry. The equine hoof is a marvelous piece of anatomy. It is made to withstand the horse’s weight and let …

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horse with no shoe

Many people opt to shoe their horses for the show or riding season, then pull them. Let’s explore some pros and cons – and alternatives – to this practice. I …

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hoof

Today’s horses are much more prone to flat feet. Learn why, and what you can do about it. When a foal is born, his coffin bone is high in the …

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the impacts of metal on your horse

The positive and negative impacts of metal on your horse. In the Shoes If the horse is shod, metal will obviously be used in the shoes, although more and more …

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girl wearing body protector

The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) provides some expert advice on the importance of a body protector. Hands up, those who admit to wearing a body protector only when jumping …

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saddle fit panel

How old-fashioned static saddle fit differs from dynamic saddle fit for the moving horse. Three different metal parts used in riding come in close contact with the horse. One is …

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rehabbing a senior horse

Rehabbing any lame horse can be a challenge, but those challenges often become compounded with age. “I got your name from a friend,” says my caller. “The vets and farriers …

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saddle for a wide horse

Here are the two main things you need to pay attention to when searching for a saddle for your wider horse. Anyone who has ever owned a pony or wider …

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