By their very design, horse are made for movement. It is integral to how their bodies operate on numerous levels. Horses in motion are at their most efficient.

Movement literally shapes the hoof. Each step strengthens and builds the inner structures and moves blood throughout the incredibly complex blood vessel network inside the hoof. Just as a muscle atrophies when it is underused, so does the hoof.

Are there any small changes you could implement today in how or where your horses are housed or fed or exercised to encourage more movement?

To keep your horses as comfortable as possible while they’re out and moving around, remember that EasyCare is here to help with all of your horses’ hoof protection needs!