Soaking hooves is often part of the treatment for a variety of hoof ailments, namely abscesses. A nice soak in a custom concoction sounds like a great idea (on paper) but in reality may horses despise standing in a feed tub. Feed tubs are for FOOD, and your horse knows it!
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Make sure your horse really needs a soak. Any hoof issues should be tended to by your Veterinarian to determine a diagnosis and treatment plan. Some conditions need an ice bath, others need a hot water soak.
Ground rules for everyone’s safety:
Some tips for making the soaking time pass easily:
Top 10 hoof care tips!
No hoof, no horse! Keep your horse’s hooves happy, healthy, and comfortable by using these 10 hoof care tips. Learn easy and fast ways to help your horse's hooves be at top form and peak health.
How do horse hooves grow?
Slowly! And they are influenced by a number of factors - ranging from genetics, to nutrition, to how much exercise your horse gets. Add to that where your horse lives, and how often your Farrier visits!