HOOF CARE APPROACH

Equines have been said to have 5 hearts- 4 of them being their hooves. With each step, the hoof expands and contracts. This action allows blood to be circulated throughout the foot and distal limb.

My main focus when trimming is to prioritize heel first impact, building or maintaining adequate sole thickness, and providing smooth breakover. However, every hoof and every horse is different. I always consider history, pathology, and turn out environment when applying a trim. 

For rehabilitative situations, we can assess the best approach for you and your horse's particular needs. Whether it be booting while riding, 24/7 booting, casts, or glue on composite shoes, we'll find the best option to optimize your horse's hoof health and your peace of mind. 

 

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