Category : Hoof Care

Hoof Care: helping a pony with founder / video

The idea of that article is to share general ideas and tips about how natural trimming can help foundered horses and ponies.

It is quite incredible to see how common are the foundered horses in our breeding farms, riding schools, ranches, equestrian centers and so on. Founder starts when the wall is separated from the coffin bone and this situation is often due to a unbalanced way of life: too rich a diet (loads of carbohydrates) and too poor an activity (stalls and small paddocks being the horse’s whole world).

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Hoof Care: hoof rehabilitation, three months later

Hoof Care: hoof rehabilitation, three months later

You may remember the first article I wrote about hoof care: "rehabilitating hooves contaminated with deep thrush". This new article follows that...

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Hoof Care: Natural trimming basics / video

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Hoof Care: rehabilitating hooves contaminated with deep thrush

Hoof Care: rehabilitating hooves contaminated with deep thrush

As many riders and horse owners, I was used to clean up briefly my horse's hooves but let the farrier take care of trimming and general maintenance....

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How to teach a horse to pick up its hooves? / video

Taking care of your horse’s hooves is a major part of horse care: no feet, no horse! Yet, hoof care should be a pleasant moment, never a fight.
This article is written in order to help to teach a horse to pick its hooves. Indeed, horses should behave as partners during this operation, they should help by lifting their feet when you need them, instead of resisting, fighting or kicking.

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