Hoof Care for Senior Horses


Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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3 Responses

  1. Jinx says:

    You are right on in addressing trimming in older horses on a regular basis. Do give them a break between legs. If a horse is difficult with one leg, it can be due to a problem with the leg being trimmed or the opposite weight bearing leg. Don’t assume a horse is being stubborn or bad, they can’t tell us what hurts. Thanks.

    • Casie says:

      I’ve also found that trimming them on a softer surface (not cement) or putting a boot on the supporting front foot can help with some. Forgot to mention these in the blog post!

  2. Thayer says:

    Thank you for this article. I leave my mare loose so she can decide how long she can hold her foot up which is often a very short time. I’ve tried the Devil’s Claw but didn’t notice much benefit. Thank you for the other suggestions. I’ve noticed she really doesn’t like the rougher file side – too much vibration I guess. She’ll let me use the smaller file side for a few more strokes.

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