What Do Healthy Hooves Look Like?

What Do Healthy Hooves Look Like?

It occurred to me this morning, as I was again consulting with someone about her sore-footed horse, that there seems to be a lack of healthy-lookin...

What to do about BRITTLE HOOVES

What to do about BRITTLE HOOVES

What causes brittle hooves? What can you do about it?  Find out here ... from diet to environment to even mental stress ... how do these things aff...

Have we forgotten the back hooves

Have We Forgotten the Back Hooves?

If your horse is having issues with the stifle, the SI joint, the hocks (think of twisting hocks), or is feeling short-strided in the back or 'chop...

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...

Seedy Toe

Seedy Toe

"Seedy-toe and white line disease (WLD) are simply different names describing similar infections. Seedy toe and WLD look the same and involve the s...

More on BARS

More on BARS

 OK, to trim or not to trim the bars of the Equine Hoof?  That seems to be a highlighted question nowadays.  I've addressed just what the bars are ...

Why NOT to Rasp the Entire Hoofwall

Why NOT to Rasp the Entire Hoofwall

The periople lies just under the coronary band/hairline of the hoof capsule. Its role is to protect the softer new horn that is being generated to...