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.
What is thrush? Thrush is a bacterial infection of the hoof, most commonly seen in the sulci (or grooves) and frog area. The bacteria is anaerobic, so it lives without oxygen, which makes your horse’s hoof the perfect spot for thrush.
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!
How to take care of your horse's naked hoof after he has lost a shoe!
For some tweaked shoes, leaving it on is the best case. Other times, like if it’s hanging on by a thread, it’s time for you to remove it before the farrier comes to tack it back on. Then you will need to tend to the naked hoof, monitor his legs, and find the missing shoe!