Seasonal weather changes have a major effect on a horse’s hoof health. Depending on the time of year, horses’ hooves change and may require extra attention and treatment. Neglecting environmental factors can lead to sole deterioration or other harmful consequences. When it comes to a horse’s environment, there are two main seasonal factors that impact hoof health: temperature and moisture.
In honor of the 20th annual Farriers Week celebration (July 8-14, 2018), we collected these tributes from members of the equine community to recognize all of the hard work and dedication farriers put forth to keep our horses sound.
Arnie Gervasio has been shoeing horses since the 1960s. Over those years, he has seen trends come and go, has worked in multiple disciplines and has built a successful multi-farrier practice. Learn more about his experiences by reading this transcript of "An Interview With Arnie Gervasio."
Santoro relied on his ingenuity and his ability to see things that others did not at Roosevelt Raceway. He experimented with developing patches for the horses that had problems such as a quarter crack. As Santoro still says today, "A horse in the barn does not make money."
When Rosevine, Texas, farrier Ralph Hampton meets someone for the first time, you can bet the topic will eventually turn to horses. Hampton admits that some of his colleagues don’t like, nor understand why he’s adamant about marketing his hoof-care practice.
In honor of the 19th annual National Farriers Week celebration (July 9-15, 2017), we collected these tributes from members of the equine community to recognize all of the hard work and dedication farriers put forth to keep our horses sound.
Florida farrier Sandy Johnson talks about footing considerations, including the effects of extreme weather on arena footing and how to address problems competing horses can experience at the 2018 World Equestrian Games.
Life Data Labs Inc. is a dedicated product manufacturer committed to producing premium quality animal nutrition and health products through continuous product improvement and new product development. First-class ingredients, fresh products, consistent high quality and scientifically proven effectiveness are the principal features of Life Data Labs animal health products. And that's why they've produced the #1 recommended hoof supplement by farriers for 12 consecutive years.
Kawell began as a university project geared towards innovation, problem solving, and maintenance services for the veterinary industry. Over the last few years we have worked with specialized companies and professionals in order to develop the theoretical and technical basis needed to design and manufacture a therapeutic product for the care of horses and prevention of disease.
From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness.