Category Archives for "Environment"

The Importance of Digestion for Barefoot Horses

Importance of digestion for barefoot horses

Importance of Digestion for Barefoot Horses Digestion is an Essential Part of Nutrition When it comes to delivering nutrition to the body, effective digestion is essential. Whatever a horse ingests is a source of nutrition. That means what they eat, drink (and breathe). Getting the right thing into the mouth is only a small part […]

The Importance of Nutrition for Barefoot Horses

Nutrition for Barefoot Horses

The Importance of Nutrition for Barefoot Horses Why is There An Obsession with Nutrition for Barefoot Horses? Ask anyone, if you’re going barefoot with your horse, you’re going to need to look into the diet.  But why is that?  Why is diet more important for barefoot horses than shod ones? While it often looks that […]

Dry Brittle Hooves: Which Product is Best?

Dry Brittle Hooves

Dry Brittle Hooves: Which Product is Best? There seems to be a lot of advice around about whether or not hoof oil and hoof moisturisers are good for hooves. Some people swear by hoof oils, others swear against them. Let’s look at what’s happening and why, and see if we can’t get a little crazy […]

The Great Natural Horse Keeping Hoax

Natural Horse Keeping

The Great Natural Horse Keeping Hoax We’re all aiming to keep our horses as naturally as possible, but is that really the best thing for them? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of keeping horses naturally. My horses are turned out 24/7, I use herbs where possible, avoid drugs unless absolutely necessary, we’re […]

Holy CAKES Batman

Cake for the barefoot horse owner

Holy CAKES Batman! So yesterday I asked a question on the facebook page. Life is always better with… It’s with equal parts admiration, and concern that I can confirm the answer was a resounding CAKE!!! (Though Nicola deserves a nod for elevating horses to share the lofty status that cake holds in our lives) It’s […]

What To Do When Grazing Isn’t Suitable

grazing problems

What To Do When Grazing Isn’t Suitable I had a question in response to my last blog post about laminitis. It occurred to me that grazing problems are so common, I should make the answer easier to find. I’ve added more to it so it covers more than just Barbra’s specific situation (just in case […]

Strengthening Hooves – What You Need to Know!

Strengthening hooves

Strengthening Hooves:What You Need to Know! Yes! We’ve finally got there! The nitty gritty of how to strengthen the hoof capsule! I feel a little mean though, because it may turn out just a little anti-climactic after the build up we’ve had! If you missed the awesome build up, then I’ve listed the articles below. […]