Now that we are in the summer season, what are you finding is your top hoof-care challenge and how are you addressing it?

As always here in Florida the problem in summer is water! Some horses are wet 24-7. I try to get client to scrap and dry horses after washing, limit turnout on wet grass and muddy paddocks. I have them use Keratex or Crossapol to paint the hooves and Hoof freeze and venice turpentine on the soles. Most all horses I shoe go with clips,  hot fit. Also I trim and reset on a shorter schedule in the summer.
—Daryl Bean

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