Category: Barefoot Hoof Care


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...


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...


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...