Me taking Scottie's boots off arriving at the vets for his injury

So you might have seen on our social media that Scottie had his trip to horsey hospital this week to have his MRI scan done. This wasn’t only a big deal as we would finally be getting to the bottom of his mystery lameness. But it would also be the…

thoroughbred feet, navicular

If you have been in the horse world for more than a few years, you have probably heard people talking about navicular with hushed voices. Navicular syndrome was always the end of a horse’s career. In recent years our understanding of this condition has improved massively, meaning it is no…

new shoes for scottie after possible navicular pain scare

In case you’ve missed all the latest Scottie news, we are currently suffering with a bit of a mystery lameness. The lovely non practicing vet at my yard has been incredibly helpful and has looked at him multiple times and performed flexion tests and used the hoof testers. While she…

farrier painting

This this heatwave, our horse’s hooves are suffering. They are dry, cracking and out growing their shoes very quickly. Needless to say there are daily posts on my social media of people sharing photos and asking for advice and I am shocked by the amount of people whose only input…

ginny the cob, the type to get obesity related laminitis, equine flu

Laminitis is the most well researched cause of lameness in the world. Despite all this research into this condition, it still affects hundreds of horses each year in the UK alone. It’s hard to say whether this is down to a lack of knowledge in the cause of the condition…

rider wearing top hat, barefoot vs shoeing

There is a constant battle between barefoot lovers and shoe fans. The barefoot lovers say any horse can be barefoot and will be better off for it. Whereas the shoe fans believe that shoes can be the better option for the horse. I recently came across two very interesting and…

copper coated nails for healthy hooves

I have finished my first week in my new job at a company which supplies to farriers. One of the products the company is really pushing at the moment is copper coated nails. I am finding this product fascinating! The idea behind the product is that the copper somehow kills…