Farrier chris volk shows you 10 hoof care tips to help keep your horses hooves healthy and strong when instead of sitting flat on your horses hoof the shoe is pulled away and perhaps even bent its sprung if its moved to one side or the other its shifted. To understand proper care of a horses feet first study and understand the structure of the foot and the functions of its various parts the major parts of a horses foot are the hoof wall coronet sole frog and the internal structures such as the bones cartilage tendons and connective tissue. The importance of foot care are you aware of the saying no foot no horse the majority of lameness problems have an origin in the feet anything that has a harmful effect on the feet is painful for the horse and reduces its ability to work you need to check all four feet daily this includes picking them out looking for injuries and checking that the shoes are not loose. Hoof care is essential for good mobility and comfort of the horse no hoof no horse is a common expression as true today as it was 200 yr ago proper trimming at regular intervals will result in good hoof and leg balance. Proper care of your horses hoof and foot can have profound effects on its overall soundness proper hoof care provided by you the horse owner can reduce costs and your farrier and vet can advise you and help you to establish a hoof and foot care program that will keep your horse healthy and serviceable
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