My Horse Has Retracted Soles?

Ever have a horse with pretty healthy feet, and yet after a normal trim, just like you’ve given the horse a dozen times before, they are very footsore? Of course the horse is miserable,...

Get a Grip

When you understand the hoof as a complex, flexible, living structure and then consider a shoe as a rigid cast, it's easier to imagine what the rest of the horse must do to compensate...

Don’t Be Negative

We all know that being negative is considered a bad thing, and it's no different for the horse's hoof! A negative palmar (front), or negative plantar (hind), angle in the hoof refers to the orientation...

The Truth About Equine Hoof Abscesses – Part One

Submitted by Patricia Morgan Wagner, Hoof Rehabilitation Specialist Hoof abscesses can be much more serious than most of us realize. Abscesses usually are misunderstood, misdiagnosed, mistreated and cause our horses unnecessary suffering, loss of use...

5 Ways to Help Your Horse Escape Hoof Discomfort with TheraPads

We all know that feeling - the one you get after you’ve walked all day in a pair of new, flat shoes on hard floors. The dogs are barking, and no matter how many...

3 Ways to Treat Navicular/Heel Pain Using the Easyboot Glue-On

By Jon Smedley of Trim and Train There seems to be a lot of discussion surrounding the condition of navicular/heel pain. What exactly is it, and what qualifies as a diagnosis? Regardless of that discussion,...

When Your Frog is Down: Repairing Prolapsed Frogs

A prolapsed frog is where the frog, sensitive frog, and digital cushion have fallen below the height of the wall in the heels, basically the heel arch collapses. This is more than just a...

A Quick Curricular of Navicular

“Navicular” is a dreaded word. It is often not discussed unless the conversation addresses navicular syndrome or another disheartening hoof ailment. While navicular syndrome may be frightening, the navicular bone is a good thing!...

What Happens When an Abscess Goes Untreated

By Nancy Frishkorn BA, CHCP (reposted from September 10, 2013) 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...

Bacteria, Fungus and Yeast, Oh My!

As a hoof care practitioner, I sometimes assume that all is well with my personal horses’ hooves. Healthy hooves depend on several variables and a balanced diet is essential for optimum hoof health. My...

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