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The Importance of Hoof Care

By November 18, 2012

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Winter is is around the corner and that means we might not be riding or driving our horses as often as we like to. But that doesn't mean our horses need less care. It's tempting to stretch the time between trims and resets to save money. But that can be false economy. Basic horse care includes proper hoof care all year 'round. Neglecting your horse's hooves can be devastating. A number of problems can occur through neglect or through poor farrier work including navicular and contracted heels. Horse, pony, donkey and mule hooves need to be trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks. If not, hoof overgrowth can lead to disfigurement and pain.

Basic Hoof Care


December 4, 2012 at 11:23 pm
(1) Sridhara says:

This is actually a great quseiton.I usually load the 2 that aren’t stellar loaders first, they load but don’t back out. Then the 2 that are my old faithful loaders are last. I know they back out, they load and force themselves in etc.But practice first also and see what the best situation is.. I have a 3H GN trailer and fit 4 mules in there. It takes creative loading but we have it down to a science and the mules all know their respective positions. I use hay bags in my trailer and attach them to the inside tie hooks. I dont have the standard feed bags that come with slants.EDIT- cns we wrote the exact opposite of each other lol. Too funny

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