Here at Rockwall Equine Center, we truly believe that healthy hooves are the basis for happy and successful horses, whether you ride for pleasure, show at high levels, or do anything in between.
Owners need to pick their horses’ hooves often to keep them clean and disease free. It is also necessary to have a good farrier you trust. Routine visits from a farrier will keep your horses feet in great shape. Many horses require shoes, and a farrier will make sure that your horses have the right shoes fitted. Horses’ hooves may crack and break so many owners apply ointment to keep them healthy.
Good hooves are very important to the health of horses. If you notice lameness, the problem may be in their hooves. Horses can get thrush from being in a wet area when their hooves aren’t cleaned regularly. Many horses get abscesses in their hooves, which are a common cause of lameness. Laminitis is also very common and quite painful. Any time your horses are lame, it is very important to seek medical attention.