Articles by Heather Smith Thomas

How To Convince Clients That Their Rehab Role Is Vital

Tips to get owners to stick to the plan while their horse is recovering from injury

The farrier, often with the help of a veterinarian, has treated a hoof problem and now it’s up to the horse owner to follow instructions for care during the rehabilitation. Sometimes it can be challenging to persuade the owner to be an active member of the team.

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Help Horse Owners Understand Climate Plays A Critical Role In Hoof Health

Ideal conditions can be created, even in less than ideal climates

Horses are kept in a wide variety of environments — indoors, outdoors, big pastures, small pens, every kind of footing imaginable — and climates, from the arid deserts of the Southwest to the rain forests of western Washington, humid tropical climates of Florida, or muddy springtime in Maine. The environment definitely impacts the health and structure of horses’ feet.

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