White Line Separation

White Line Separation White line separation is a common problem, often causing great worry to horse owners, and leaving them obsessively scrubbing at the white lines digging out stones, and in what little time they have left, tearing their hair out. It doesn’t have to be that way though. It can’t always be completely fixed, […]

Weatherproof Hoof

It’s around this time of year that I start seeing a lot of posts where people are asking for help because their horse has gone lame because the ground is wet. I’ve no doubt in 6 months or so, I’ll be seeing people say that their horse is lame because the ground is too dry. […]

Can All Horses Go Barefoot?

Can All Horses Go Barefoot? The question as to whether a horse can go barefoot is a common one. Often asked by farriers or horse owners. Sometimes it feels more like a test, than a question they really want the answer to. It’s not asking about a specific horse, but more generally about all horses. It’s […]

Does The Camera Lie?

Does The Camera Lie? We’ve all seen a photo of a friend at some point and hardly recognised them because they really don’t look like that. It can be the same with hooves. Hooves can be baffling to photograph. If the camera angle isn’t right the hoof can look completely different in real life compared […]

Dry Brittle Hooves: Which Product is Best?

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

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 […]