Wild horses's hooves?
According to the American Farriers Association, only 10% of domestic horses are absolutely sound. Natural hoof care pioneers were farriers or veterinarians that noticed this trend and looked for answers in the wild. As an unsound wild horse is condemned, they figured that the ones they would see would provide a model for soundness. Wild/feral horses and domestic horses are genetically and physiologically the same. Even though some equine professionals claim that ‘’we’ve bred
Thrush: why you should take it seriously
In Eastern Canada, spring is the dreaded season for thrush. The extremely wet conditions along with rich grass make it very likely to occur. The problems caused by thrush usually interfere with getting the horse back to work before the show season. What is thrush? Thrush is the generic name given to a bacterial and/or fungal infection of the frog. When left untreated, it can work its way to the frog corium (inside the hoof capsule). An affected frog will have a strong and di
Pourriture de la fourchette ? C'est sérieux!
Dans l'est du Canada, le printemps rime souvent avec pourriture de la fourchette. Les sols détrempés ainsi que l'herbe riche en favorisent l'apparition. Les problèmes qui en résultent interfèrent avec le retour au travail en vue des compétitions. Qu'est-ce que la pourriture de la fourchette ? Il s'agit d'un terme générique pour toute infection bactérienne ou fongique de la fourchette. Si elle n'est pas traitée, elle peut pénétrer jusqu'à l'intérieur du pied. L'odeur qui émane
6 tips to help you choose your hoof care professional
As a horse owner, you regularly hear numerous recommendations regarding what to do for your horse. The overload of information can be overwhelming, especially when many of these opinions contradict one another. You probably heard it all, and are confused on what decision to make regarding your horse's hoof care. Here are a few guidelines to help you make a decision: 1 - Each horse is unique What works with a given horse, in a given situation, might not work for your horse. I.