Hoof Care

The saying “no hoof, no horse” is spot on. A horse with bad feet cannot be expected to perform to the best of their ability, especially over a longer period of time. They might not be able to do certain things or might be more prone to injury long term. Luckily there is plenty of hoof care available to keep them in the best condition we can.

Specialising in thoroughbreds, we have seen our fair share of poor feet. We have also seen lots of methods on how to improve and maintain them. So get our top tips on everything hoof related, from nutrition to good practice to seasonal hoof care.

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…