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.
I’m sure many, if not all of you, will have seen the video of these new shoes on social media over the past few months, if you haven’t you can… Read More »Clip-On Horse shoes: The Future of Shoeing?
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For those of you who follow mine and Scottie’s story, you will know that we have entered a couple of Best Condition classes and managed to place in both. However,… Read More »Best Condition: What do Judges look for?