Category Archives: Hoof Care

Basic knowledge of horse hoof anatomy, terrain issues, and shoe requirements. Also, necessary nutritional needs to promote healthy hooves.

PREPARING FOR AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR BLACKSMITH

Just as most horsemen are very busy with details and chores associated with having horses, blacksmiths experience the same hectic schedule. Part of their job involves a considerable amount of time traveling from client to client. This will usually put … Continue reading

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Thrush & Canker:Common Problems with Horses Feet.The Causes and Care Needed to Reduce Reoccurrences.

There is an old saying: “Horses have five hearts”. The frog in a horses’ foot is like another pump or heart in their body. There is a lot of circulation in the frog and if the horse has been properly … Continue reading

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Blacksmiths: What Part Do They Play in Your Horse’s Life and How Important Are They?

As you have heard me say before, I am old school and one of the old school sayings is “No feet, no horse.” As you become more involved in the horse world, the more you will understand this saying. One … Continue reading

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Understanding The Importance of Proper Hoof Care

There is an old saying in the horse world, “No feet, No horse”. If you have just purchased your first horse, it probably would be a good idea to investigate and contact a reputable blacksmith in your area. Most blacksmiths … Continue reading

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