Category: Barefoot Hoof Care

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Hoof Flares in Horses

This post has been adapted from my previous blog, The Handy Horse Owner. We’ve likely all seen a horse with a hoof flare–an outward bending of the hoof wall.  It seems that flares have become increasingly common on domestic horses today, but...

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The Benefits of Going Barefoot with Horses

For years, my husband, who attended farrier school in his late teens, would tell me I didn’t need shoes on my horses. I was convinced that I did. So we made a lop-sided compromise–we kept them shod...

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Zinc Deficiency in Horses

“A healthy outside starts from the inside.” ~Robert Urich It seems we horse owners will go to great lengths to remedy our horse’s hoof problems, and often to no avail.  Oils, creams, supplements–we’ll try it...