Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Trail Horse Hoof Care

Thehorse.com - Full Article

By Diane E. Rice Jun 3, 2015

Best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails

When you’ve looked forward all week to your day off, so you can take to the trails, the last thing you want to find is your horse favoring a foot as he greets you at the pasture fence. Lameness can sideline you and your horse for a day, a week, or worse, and you’re also faced with the possibility of time-consuming specialized care during your horse’s recovery and the added expense of farrier and/or veterinarian intervention.

To give you the best possible chance for hoof trouble-free trail rides, we talked with equine foot gurus Tracy Turner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, of Anoka Equine Veterinary Service, in Minnesota, and Scott Fleming, DVM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky...

Read more at: http://www.thehorse.com/articles/35877/trail-horse-hoof-care?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=sports-medicine&utm_campaign=06-28-2015

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