Tag Archives: hoof

Signs and symptoms – what to watch for

Keeping your horse successfully barefoot often means keeping a close eye on some of the signs and symptoms that your horse’s metabolism is doing well/not coping.  Spring grazing or changes in  diet or environment can often cause issues, so be extra vigilant over these times….  So what should you check for? Hot/warm coronet band & feet.  Just place […]

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A lovely wee foal

The hoof of a newborn foal

Met the lovely foal Miranda today and tried (only partially successfully) to photograph her feet.   She’s a 5 day old foal and still has a bit of the soft tissue that covers her feet to protect her mum when she was inside the womb.  Once born, the tissue flakes off and the hooves harden […]

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