Hoof Care


The Art and Science of Feeding Horses with Carol Layton

Feeding horses is both an art and science so Carol Layton of Balanced Equine explains how common mineral deficiencies can be solved with Balanced Equine Minerals available in our store here. In this video presentation,  Carol looks at two common horse nutrition problems: Faded or sunbleached coats, and dry cracked hooves.


Seedy Toe

Seedy Toe – the quick fix and long term solution 1

Seedy toe (also called white line disease) used to be the one on-going issue all my horses had many years ago. That was before I refined their diet and introduced a balanced custom mineral mix which changed everything. In the process of healing their hooves, I discovered there is a quick fix […]


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 […]

Sub clinical laminitis hoof rings.

Balanced Equine Mineral Mixes 15

Essential minerals I have been using a custom mineral mix designed by Carol Layton, an independent equine nutritionist, for several years now and can attest to the improvement in my horses’ overall health. Gone are the days of poor coats, seasonal skin conditions and mud fever. However, not everyone is able […]


Bug Buster Kills Hoof Bugs 4

New in the Natural Horse World Store is ‘Bug Buster Hoof Disinfectant’ – an antimicrobial preparation for the treatment of all infections of the non-living hoof capsules of horses. Hoof capsule infections are often described as ‘Thrush’, ‘Whiteline disease’ or ‘Seedy Toe’ but are usually caused by a combination of […]