Tag Archives: turnout

Successful barefooting; thinking about spring (in midwinter)

I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking about getting my horse ready for lots of fun next year. But as I was picking our her very muddy and slightly thrushy feet today I got thinking about what I need to do to get her ready for spring. Spring means longer days and more riding. But […]

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Paddock Paradise – the start

An exciting day week – the track system/paddock paradise is up and running!! And the horses are on it (and currently boast a one to one overnight to break out ratio…) Its taken longer than I’d hoped to get the fence up as we had to figure out a way of getting the electricity to the […]

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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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An Equine Podiatrist looks at the whole horse -why??

Impacts on the hoof

As an Equine Podiatrist we look at all the elements of the horses lifestyle that might impact on how healthy their hooves are.  We call this a ‘whole horse’ approach. When you think about it there are a surprising amount of things that can show up in the feet – here’s a few.. Diet.  Is […]

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