Horse Legs and Hooves - list of articles!
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Spring grass can be a delish salad, or trigger laminitis and founder.
Your horse should not be sore after a farrier visit. Time to investigate.
Loads of reasons horses do best with horseshoes and loads of reasons they are better barefoot.
12 easy things to do to keep your horse’s hooves in top health. It starts with food, supplements, regular farrier care, daily inspections, and hoof picking.
How to inspect, care for, and groom your horse’s legs and hooves!
How to take care of your horse’s hooves in between Farrier visits!
Some common issues and troubles that you can find with footing and riding surfaces. Know what to look out for!
How to spot and help the horse with lymphangitis, and how it may look the same as cellulitis. There are a few key differences.
What is cellulitis, and how do horses get it in their legs? Also some things to know about cellulitis, and how you can help the horse with a stovepipe leg.
Some laminitis myth busting! Laminitis versus founder, two hooves or four, that rocked back stance, and more.
Contracted heels in horses, how this happens, and what you can do about it.
First aid steps to take if your horse has laminitis.
What the heck is equine pastern dermatitis, and what can you do about it?
Could your horse be at risk of ringbone? What is ringbone in horses, anyway?
How to take care of your horse’s coronary band.
Basic guidelines about when you should be icing your horse!
What to know about horse wounds and proud flesh, and what you can do about it.
How horse owners can help prevent laminitis in their horses.
Some handy information about horseshoe studs, also known as horseshoe caulks.
Some fun and interesting facts about horse hooves – how they are related to tapirs, the ergot, how many toes horses used to have, and other weird things.
Learn about the links between fever and founder in horses, and what you can do about it.
Could your horse benefit from copper horseshoe nails? These newer types of copper coated horseshoe nails may help your horse’s hooves in a few different ways.
How you can safely and effectively sweat your horses’ directed to by a Veterinarian.
Easy ways to treat your horse’s hoof problems by packing hooves or applying hoof medications.
A brief introduction into the different types of laminitis in horses – subclinical, acute, and chronic.
Curious and interesting facts about a horse’s tendons and ligaments. From how much they can stretch, to tidbits about tendon and ligament injuries in horses.
What does it mean to have a horse with thin soles? How do you know if your horse is thin soled? Get your Vet and Farrier together to figure out!
Tips for keeping your horse’s hooves in top form this winter! You may not want to pull shoes, and you may want to pick and inspect more!
All about horse hoof abscesses, from possible causes, to what you can do about them.
The basics of horse hoof wall anatomy, white line disease, and how you might be able to spot it. Also known as seedy toe, white line can cause lameness and can lead to laminitis.
Some common hoof problems, and what you can do to spot them early and get proper treatment.
Simple ways to help prevent your horse from getting thrush. It’s a daily process – but quick and easy!
Horses are blessed with lots of things – including some weird anatomy. Here we take a look at the inner workings of the horse’s hoof and leg.
General guidelines for standing wraps – when you only need to wrap only one leg, and when you need to wrap both legs on your horse!
A few ideas about pulling horse shoes for winter – maybe it’s not such a good idea after all!
Gather these supplies and you have just created a hoof care kit for all of your horse’s hoof related emergencies. Great to have at the barn!
How you can help your horse to keep his shoes on.
A quick look at why your Farrier (and horse!) might benefit from some x-rays of the hooves.
A basic introduction into hoof cracks in horses, of the vertical variety.
Your horse’s legs are valuable! He’s an athlete that needs basic care and injury prevention – so here’s a handy boot shopping list!
Dealing with the horse that interferes and forges – why this happens and what you can do about it!
Your horse’s hooves might need some ice therapy. Good for laminitis, hoof bruises, a fever, after jumping, or after work on hard ground.
Horses can benefit from cold therapy on their legs (and other parts), but which is best for your horse? The cold hose or an ice pack?
The trail horse has a tough job – uneven terrain, wacky footing, rocks. Pamper your trail horse’s hooves and legs like you would any other horse!
Some basic information on the different concoctions you can put on your horse’s hooves – and what they do!
Sometimes the barefoot hoof needs some support, protection, or fashion. Hoof boots are the way to go!
Wrapping legs is part art, part science. Pick the best pair for your horse and wrap away!
Soaking your horse’s hooves! Some ideas on the best ways to soak your horse’s hooves!
Two different ways to pick your horse’s hooves – circumstances determine which is best!
It’s not always super convenient, but a little icing of your horse’s legs can go a very long way!
What causes a horizontal hoof crack on horses?
If you find a screw or nail in your horse’s hoof, his life depends on your swift and careful actions!
What you need to know about horse splints injuries.
When your horse is done exercising, it’s time to address his legs. Ice, poultice, liniments, and sweats are all options!
What is that mystery squishy stuff on your horse’s elbow? Could be a shoe boil!
Easy steps to inspect your horse’s legs for anything unusual!
When a horse makes the transition from shod to barefoot, there are several things that Grooms and horse owners can help with and watch out for!
How to manage capped hocks in horses – what they are and what you can do!
The best ways and reasons to ice your horse’s hooves – just in case you ever need to!
What you can do between a tweaked or pulled shoe and the farrier returning to tack the horseshoe on for you!
The low down on horse legs that stock up – what causes it, and what you can do about it!
An introductory article about horse windpuffs and how you might be able to recognize them.
What horse owners need to know about hoof growth – from the inside out!
Hoof lotions and goops to have on hand at the barn for horse hoof emergencies.
How do you like to groom your horse’s fetlocks and feathers?
It’s a very simple task, to pick the feet. Here are some great reminders about the how’s and why’s to do it.
This always happens right after your Farrier is gone on his very rare vacation. You otherwise perfect partner tweaks a shoe. How you can pull a horseshoe.
How to pack a horse hoof for protection or medication.
How to clean up the stud crud, leg funk, and weird scaly patches on the front of your horse’s cannon bones. That leg funk is cannon keratosis, and it’s not caused by urine, and your Vet might be able to help!
Grooming your horse’s feathers – how to keep thing clean and tidy.