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Horse Hoof Care

Hoof care includes farriery, picking out the hooves, and dealing with problems with a farrier and veterinarian. Articles include topics such as evolution of the equine foot, dealing with issues (such as laminitis, thrush, abscesses, etc.), using boots for protection, using products such as oil and hardener, dealing with mud, tips from farriers and veterinarians on foot care, dealing with sore feet, helping your horse deal with the farrier, behavior involving the feet, barefoot vs. shod, natural hoof care, vocabulary of farriers, shoeing solutions, care during winter, spring, summer, and fall, and more. If you want to keep your equine partner’s feet in good health, then check out the archives of Horse Illustrated for answers to all of your pressing questions involving horse hoof care.

Treatment and Recovery of Founder in Horses

Plenty has been written about the prevention, causes, and treatment of founder, but less information is available on whether or…

4 days ago


An Overview of Laminitis

Information about laminitis in horses advances all the time, but the reality of this crippling and life-threatening disease remains the…

2 months ago

Keeping Your Horse Barefoot

Some horses can go barefoot even while being ridden regularly, while others depend on shoes to stay sound under a…

5 months ago

Treating Puncture Wounds in Horses

As many owners will testify, horses can find the strangest ways to get hurt. Sometimes those injuries involve a foreign…

7 months ago

Hoof Problems Caused by Fly Stomping

It’s summer. Just listen: tractors, songbirds, bullfrogs, and a chorus of earth-shaking hoof stomps are the sounds of summer around…

8 months ago

Nutrition for Hoof Health

There’s no denying some horses have lucked out in the genetic lottery with indestructible feet. But if your horse isn’t…

1 year ago

Don’t Obsess Over a Hoof Abscess

Many horse owners have had the following experience: you put your perfectly healthy horse up for the night and the…

1 year ago

Feed to Prevent Founder

We all love to see our horse enjoying a graze on delicious spring grass. But that pasture your horse eats…

1 year ago

Answering 6 Questions About Equine Osteoarthritis

Early on in her training, the mare was labeled as a hot off-track Thoroughbred, but was that really her M.O.?…

1 year ago

Horse Hoof Crack Rundown

Feet are the foundation of the horse; everything starts from the bottom up. “There is more blood supply to the…

2 years ago