Here are some practical tips to make natural hoof care easier and save you some money.
How to Avoid Laminitis - The two most dangerous times for laminitis are in the spring and autumn, depending on where you live. Cooler climates and high altitudes can increase the potential for laminitis as the day and night temperatures fluctuate, along with the amount of sunlight and daylight hours. For example, if you live in the southern states of Australia, northern […]
Make Your Own Safe Hoof Stand - This safe and easy to make hoof stand was put together from items you can find at most recycling shops or even from around your own place. To start with you need a removeable agitator from the centre of an older style washing machine – the larger ones are better as they have a larger, […]
A CURE FOR SEEDY TOE - Seedy toe seems to be one of the most common afflictions to a horse’s hooves and can best be described as a fungal infection which enters through the white line where it has been weakened either by excess hoof growth, horse shoe nails or sub-clinical laminitis. It gets its name from most commonly being found […]
Easy Hoof Bath to Make in Minutes - With the current drought a hoof bath for daily soaking will not only keep your horse’s hooves healthy and supple, but easier to trim too. Here is an inexpensive version that takes minutes to put together once you have the following materials on hand; 4 poles or ‘sleepers’ – 2 long ones approx. 2m and […]
Learning Hoof Care - Learning hoof care may not even be on your radar. For some, caring for their horse’s hooves involves the occasional check, clean and a visit from the farrier/barefoot trimmer/equine podiatrist every month or two. Others like myself are trimming their own horses to either save money or be more responsible for their horse’s care overall. […]