Hoofcare Abroad, Part II

Onward we travel to Zurich, Switzerland. This would be my fifth hoof care clinic in this beautiful country of the world within the last three years.  Crossing the border close to St. Gallen at Lake...

Using the EasyShoe for Abscesses

Submitted by Christina Krueger, From Hoof to Heart Mick who is affectionately known as "Little Kick" for reasons soon to be described is a 12 year-old Thoroughbred Westphalian cross. He is the smallest horse in...

EasyCare Durango Mapping Hooves

Working at EasyCare during riding season is a beautiful thing. However, no matter how intensely busy the day may be, EasyCare doesn’t miss the opportunity to organize and dedicate time to the expansion of...

Going Positive

I recently had the opportunity to begin the rehabilitation of Chloe, an eight year old palomino. Chloe had suffered a deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) tear, which although small, resulted in lameness. She had...

A Day in the Life of a Hoof Care Practitioner

I had the opportunity to spend a day with Hoof Care Practitioner Tim Miller over my holiday break. I spent a week and a half with Tim and his wife Carolyn in southern California and...

It’s Not Just Bare Feet

Here is an excerpt from another fantastic article from The Horse's Hoof archives. This article helps show that several elements are required to be successful at keeping your horse barefoot. Please read it with an open mind. Going...

Healthy Frog, Healthy Foot, Healthy Horse

This anatomy saga is in continuance with my ongoing pursuit of thorough knowledge of the equine hoof and relevant structures. The frog and digital cushion are often argued to be the most essential part of...

Functions Part I: The Hoof’s Memory Foam

In my last blog, The 1st Grader Version of Equine Limb Anatomy, I discussed the origins of the equine limb. In this blog, let's look at the functions of the legs and feet. Legs...

What is Hoof Contraction?

This quick reference guide was found in the Horse's Hoof magazine, it was created to provide photo resource to help horse-owners identify some of the most common hoof problems.   Here is a very contracted hoof: A...

My Foundered Horse is Finally Stable…Right?

Your horse gets sore feet. He is diagnosed with laminitis and founder. You have a good TEAM: Veterinarian, Farrier, and Caretaker, who help you address your horse's underlying metabolic condition and provide rehabilitative care....

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