EasyShoe, Glue and Nails, OH MY!

I have been using composite shoes since 2005 and since then I've played with and applied every kind of composite shoe I could get my hands on. Some have been easier to use than...

Anatomy Anyone?

As people who care for horse’s hooves, it behooves us to know as much as possible about this structure. Yes – pun intended. We as horsemen need to understand how the entire leg is...

Daisy Haven Farm Hoof Care in Nigeria

Being involved in teaching others about hoof care, I have taught a wide variety of people in varied locations. Earlier this month I had the experience of a lifetime, traveling to Nigeria to help...

Neglected Hooves Equal Distorted Hooves

I was recently “given” a horse with hoof issues thanks to the fact they had rarely been trimmed and he was seven years old. Now this horse had not been entirely neglected, just little...

When Abscess Goes Untreated – The Sequestrum

If you own horses, chances are good that at some point either you or someone you know spent many hours tending to an abscess. An abscess is collection of pus in an area of...

Never Say Never – Alternative Methods for Rehab Success

At Daisy Haven Farm: Hoof and Soft Tissue Rehabilitation, we work on approximately 350 horses per month between two full time and three part time farriers. Out of all of those horses, only 10%...

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...

Rehab Quickly and Easily with Glue-Ons

One of my young colts came in with a gnarly flap of hoof wall broken off of the medial heel of his back right hoof. I have no idea how he did it. The...

Going Where Help is Needed – DHF on the Road

One of the most rewarding things I get to do in my life is help horses who are in desperate situations. Many times what the owner is trying hasn't been working for one reason...

The Top Six Ways to Increase Your Chances of Losing Glue-On Boots

If you want to see the time and resources invested in gluing Easyboot Glue-Ons litter the trail behind you, there are a few key modifications to our recommended protocol you'll need to undertake. These...

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