Got Iron?

Submitted by Natalie Herman A good example of a horse that should be black, but has the typical 'bleached' look to the coat and mane. The coat is very rough looking and shedding in patches...

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...

What to Know About Trimming the Toe…

Generally, trimming the toe properly is relatively simple. On a reasonably healthy foot, bring the wall about an 1/8" above sole plane, and bevel back to the waterline. Your bevel will be stronger on...

Just Bad Luck or Bad Decisions? A 2019 Tevis Cup Wrap-Up with Personal Perspective...

Like a yearly ritual, I have completed my Tevis Checklist: Horse is optimally conditioned and prepared for the most difficult 100 Miler in the world. Horse has completed other 100 milers, or back-to-back 50...

The Little Things

This time of year, mixed in with all of the holiday busyness, I found myself thinking again of how it is that all the little things add up to the bigger thing. It's the...

EasyCare $10,000 Hoof Boot Contest

The 2009 EasyCare $10,000 Hoof Boot Contest ended with a bang.  We set a new mileage record ending the contest with 21,301 miles.  Carla Richardson and Teri Tinkham fought hard for a first place...

Booting Thrush

Are you fighting it? Have you found a good way to deal with it? I few years back, I found my favorite thrush remedy in the form of a little vial of Tea Tree...

Under Pressure – Discovering A Hoof Abscess (Part One)

Submitted by EasyCare Product Specialist, Kelsey Lobato. An abscess is a bacterial infection of the connective tissues between the hoof wall and the sole of the hoof. Abscesses can be triggered from a number of causes,...

BIG Hooves, BIG Boots

Many horse lovers today are opting for drafts and draft cross breeds to satisfy their need for owning a gentle giant. These horses are being used very successfully in many different disciplines. Even for...

RB Kindle: When Hoof Care Gets Personal

All horses – not just the great ones – deserve the opportunity to have good feet. If your horse has underrun heels, long toes, and challenging feet, don't despair. You are not stuck with...

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