CONTRACTED HEELS?

CONTRACTED HEELS?

Contracted Heels -- just what ARE contracted heels on a horse's hoof?  Well, basically, if the heel measurement is less than the toe measurement, t...

Bruised Hooves???

Bruised Hooves???

I've seen alot of inquiries lately from people who are wondering what is that weird red spot on their horse's sole?  And some showing red on the wa...

How Horseshoes Affect Hooves

How Horseshoes Affect Hooves

Two of the main causes for a reduced life expectancy of the domesticated horse (in Europe, about 1/3 of the natural lifespan) are hoof and leg prob...

Heels First ...

Heels First ...

Heels first ... heels down (riding), heel-first landing (horse's loading of hoof), tap with your heels (riding), heels ... FIRST (health of hooves)...

So, What's Next?

So, What's Next?

 So, What's Next?  We talked about the nutrition for the horse and his hooves last week, last blog.   Is that THE most important thing to keep hors...