September SmartTip of the Month Presented by SmartPak: Keep Your Horse’s Hooves Healthy

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Supporting strong, healthy hooves all year round

“No hoof, no horse” is a phrase that all horse owners can agree on. Your horse’s hooves are his foundation, so keeping them healthy and strong is essential no matter what time of year it is. Along with regular professional maintenance, plenty of exercise and other management, proper nutrition and healthy circulation play vital roles in hoof health. Daily support from key ingredients is a smart way to help ensure your horse is always ready to step up to the challenge.

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Leaving your horse’s hoof health out to pasture

While your horse’s hoof growth may slow down during the winter, it doesn’t stop completely. That means that your horse’s hoof support shouldn’t stop, either. Because hooves grow at an average rate of ¼” per month, the growth that you see at the coronary band now is the hoof that will be supporting your horse next summer.

Whether your horse is barefoot or shod, working with a knowledgeable hoof care professional is key to ensuring your horse maintains healthy, well-balanced hooves. Along with setting up a regular hoof maintenance schedule and sticking to it, there are other things you can do this season to help your horse put his best foot forward now and in the future. To learn how to battle fall and winter hoof health challenges from the inside and outside, check out SmartPak’s blog.

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  1. Amazing and informative blog on How to keep your horse hooves healthy. A horse without hooves is almost impossible. So, it is very to for horse owners to keep horse hooves healthy. For that, as a horse owner, I try so many things to keep my horse hooves clean and healthy. During cold and winter, some of my horses suffer fungal infections and infections in their hooves. So, this time I use some tips mention in your blog. I found some of the very important details that you mention in your blog. To keep my horses’ hooves clean and healthy, I keep my horse in a clean and dry place and for that American Barns is the best place I found ever. When my horse suffering from hooves infection, then I change and remove bandage daily until it completely dry. I recommend that you should not force your horse to lift the weight until he/she is completely recovering. But as per my Vet suggestion, I motivate my horse to walk so that it helps to circulate blood in your feet. Thanks for sharing nice and informative details on How to keep your horse Hooves healthy clean.

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