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A few years ago, we surveyed seasoned farriers to see what the top hoof-care related questions and concerns they encountered when dealing with those backyard horse owners who could use solid horsemanship insight. Taken from the report Answers To Common Backyard Horse Owner Questions, the following articles address various aspects of hoof care as guided by that survey. We've set up these articles as short pieces that can be easily saved and shared with your clients who need to know more about their role in helping you with their animal's hoof care.
What you ned to know about keeping your horses’ feet healthy.
Proper training will make things easier for horse, owner and shoer.
Checking a horse’s feet should be a regular par of owner chores.
Learn how to remove a shoe in an emergency and take an important step in preventing additional hoof damage.
Identify what you’re trying to address before you choose your dressing.
Diet has an important role in hoof health, but feed changes alone won’t solve all potential problems.
Learning the basics can help novice horse owners get the help they need to head off minor issues before they become major.
Whether this will work for your horse depends on the details.