10. Dealing with Thrush and White Line Disease

Among the most common problems farriers deal with are thrush and white line disease. Thrush, affecting the sulci of the frog and sometimes deeper tissues, is generally caused by bacteria. See more »

9. Weigh the Positives and Negatives of Pads

While pads provide benefits in many cases, not every pad application is well received by the horse. See more »

8. Alfalfa and the Insulin Resistant Horse

Alfalfa can be an excellent addition to most horses’ diets, even for those that are insulin resistant. See more »

7. Hock Provides the Horse Thrust Under Immense Strain

Weight-bearing upon flexed hocks puts enormous strain on all parts of the hock joint. Along with the equally complex stifle joint, the hock is crucial to the horse’s ability to flex and extend the hind limb and create the forward thrust that is the “impulsion” so often sought by horse owners who compete in the Olympic disciplines. See more »

6. Rich Strike’s Owner Sues Hot Rod Charlie for Damages After Allegedly Wearing Toe Grabs

In March of this year, the owner of Rich Strike sued the owners and trainer of Hot Rod Charlie to recoup alleged losses in purse winnings and horse value. See more »

5. Defining and Fixing a Horse’s Club Foot

Acclaimed farrier Simon Curtis wants everyone to know that a club foot is not the same thing as an upright foot. Making the distinction is the first step toward resolving a club foot, he says. See more »

4. Pricing for Trimming and Shoeing | Farriers' Horse Ownership

Our most popular feature from the Farrier Facts and Figures archive... How Much for Trims and Shoes? How Many Horses Do Farriers and Their Immediate Families Own? See more »

3. Identifying Insulin Resistance in Horses

Although grossly underdiagnosed, insulin-resistant (IR) horses often share physical characteristics that make them readily identifiable. See more »

2. Back Up the Horse’s Entire Foot, Not Just the Toe

Long toes are a common problem that must be addressed to avoid a multitude of possible injuries to the horse. See more »

1. Cheap Way to Treat Ulcers in Horses

Stomach ulcers are the primary health epidemic in the equine world. Allianz Insurance and Pet Plan Equine have more than 42 years of experience insuring horses. They have reported that of the "Top Five Most Common Health Problems in Horses," Gastric Ulcers are the No. 1 ranked health problem in insurance dollars paid out. See more »