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Ten Tips for Hoof Care

Posted by Alan Ward on

1. Pick out your horse's feet. This may sound pretty basic, but it's the single most important thing you can do for his hooves--and I encounter a surprising number of owners who think picking out the feet is the farrier's job. Your horse gets a head start on healthy hooves, and (as I'll explain) you get a chance to take early action on many common hoof problems, if you pick out his feet... before each ride, to remove any stones or small objects lodged in his feet before you add your weight to the situation, and to check on the...

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Spring has Sprung...

Posted by Alan Ward on

As the new season approaches we must all take stock. Although recent local flooding is now just a distant memory, have a good hard look at your horse and try to plan for the coming season. For horse owners this will invlove getting the balance right for the new lush grass that is starting to appear, so as to avoid complications like weight management, laminitis, hoof care and Spring plant issues in particular the dreaded ragwort. In the coming weeks we go through these issues in detail. For now a good Spring clean with things like Pulling ragwort Checking hoof...

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