Barefoot Hoof Care by Soulful Equine
Barefoot is best for decreased equine lameness. The hoof is the most important part of your equine companion’s anatomy because without a healthy, strong hoof, she’s less likely to survive. This is why it’s important to understand how to care for your equine partner properly – so you can decrease, if not eliminate, most common equine lameness issues.
It’s common knowledge that a horse usually wears shoes, but it’s not so common knowledge that any equine can go barefoot.
How’s your relationship with your hoof care provider?
Growing up on a farm in a rural area is kind of like living in Mayberry on the Andy Griffith Show. Everyone’s pretty friendly and most of the town knows each other. You may personally know your mail carrier and you treat them almost like part of the family. You may even leave them some chocolates in the mail box around Christmas time to express your gratitude.
So, do you feel that way about your hoof care provider? Do you feel compelled to show her your gratitude?
If not, then you may want to rethink your relationship with her.
Why on earth would anyone need to understand strategies for putting a horse on spring grass or any kind of grass for that matter? Aren’t horses supposed to eat all the grass they want?
If you’ve seriously decided to take on the responsibility of Helping Your Horse Thrive™ then this is an important topic to learn more about.
Ah, the beauty of spring. You probably feel much like I do when spring rolls around. It’s usually a beautiful and exciting time of the year that brings with it a feeling of new beginnings.
Since the weather is getting warmer, you start to gear up for riding and spending more quality time with your equine companion.