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Horse Hoof Anatomy - The Hoof Wall

February 20, 2018

A closer look at the hoof wall of your horse.

 

The horse’s hoof is an amazing structure, with layers and layers of tissue and function.    The hoof wall is the barrier between the bones inside, as well as the soft tissue structures that hold your horse up!

 

 

The hoof wall is a changing structure, as is grows about 6 to 9mm a month.    In a year’s time, most horses will have totally regrown their hoof wall.    The majority of tissue in the hoof wall is keratin, and it’s about 25% water.    If your horse is shod, the horse shoe nails go through the hoof wall.

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Frozen Ground and Your Horse's Hooves - What to Watch For

February 13, 2018

In some parts of the county, the frozen ground is a welcome occurrence!    Bugs are gone, snow might be coming, and the earth gets a time to rest.    BUT - you horse’s hooves might not appreciate it so much.

 

Frozen ground is wickedly hard  - harder than any concrete or asphalt road.    It also likes to freeze rocks into place, creating little spikes in the ground.    Your horse won’t be able to kick them out of the way, so tripping is a risk, as are nasty bruises from landing on one of those - even at the walk.

 

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The Hoof Wraps Soaker Sack - How and Why!

January 16, 2018

How to use the Hoof Wraps Soaker Sack

 

It’s almost inevitable that at some point, your horse will need his hooves soaked or iced.    Common reasons for soaking a horse’s hoof include an abscess, white line treatment, or even icing for hoof bruises or laminitis.    The best way to get this done is also the easiest way - with a Soaker Sack.

 

 

 

 

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