Underrun Heels Explained Part 2

Underrun Heels ExplainedPart 2  It’s what’s on the inside that counts… right? How do the distortions in the hoof capsule affect the internal structures of the foot? So we had a look at what was happening on the outside in Part 1 Hoofgeek.com/underrun-heels-explained There’s a few things that happen to the pedal bone when the heels underrun. […]

Listen To Your Gut

Listen to Your Gut How often do you consider your horse’s digestion? We all spend a lot of time worrying about whether our horses are getting good nutrition, but we tend to focus on what we’re feeding them. We test the grass, maybe even the soil We test the hay We spend hours looking at […]

Underrun Heels Explained

Underrun Heels ExplainedPart 1 Underrun heels are a very common problem (or pathology) with hooves. It’s so common to see underrun heels that many people don’t even realise that it’s not ‘normal’ for a hoof to be that shape. You’ll often hear them called low heels, though I’d argue that you can have low heels […]

Walk This Way

Walk This Way How often do you walk your horse up and really look at how they’re moving? I think most of us do it when we see a problem. It just doesn’t seem important enough to ask someone to walk our horse up unless we think there’s a problem. You probably walk them up […]

Just A Little Bit

Just A Little Bit Do you trim your own horses? How do you approach it? I’m not talking about techniques here, I’m talking about mind set… What is it that you’re thinking about and what are you trying to achieve. Let me be clear. I’m definitely not saying in any way that people should or […]

I Think You’re Right

I Think You’re Right Really, I think you’re right, and sometimes, you simply don’t get enough credit for just how much you know! We all have many roles in life, so to be clear, I mean you the horse owner (or caregiver I suppose, if we’re being particularly politically correct – blugh!) As a horse […]

How Important Is Hoof Balance?

How Important Is Hoof Balance? A lot of focus is placed on getting perfectly balanced hooves. We all look at the outside of the hoof capsule and make our judgement as to whether the hoof has been properly balanced by whoever has trimmed or shod it. But have we really considered what balance is, and […]

Bars: To Trim or Not To Trim

Bars: To Trim or Not To Trim I received a question from Becky about trimming bars:  Should the bars be trimmed, some say no and some do which is best for the horse and why? Well the direct and honest answer is this… Bars should be trimmed when they need trimming and not when they […]

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