Tag Archives: feet

Broken Bones

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Fractures or broken bones in the lower extremities of the horses usually exist typically somewhere between the radius, right here. Okay. The carpus or the carpal bones, the cannon bone, the fetlock, the pastern, the short pastern or coffin. Fractures … Continue reading

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Foundering

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STEVE: Founder, essentially is presented as a lame horse, bilaterally and typically the front limbs but they can founder in the hind limbs as well. What we see is that it’s a inflammation of the Lamina, or the supportive tissue … Continue reading

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Turnout

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STEVE: Turn out on a regular basis on an athlete helps freshen him up. It gets him out. Here in Kentucky, as we can see this time of the year, especially in the spring it’s really bright, is green, there’s … Continue reading

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Physical Check (Looking for Injuries, Swelling, Lameness)

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STEVE: I typically recommend that most owners have a routine to where they can go in and have a way that they look over their entire horse to make sure everything’s perfect before they go use them for day-to-day training, … Continue reading

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Shelter (Safety, Ventilation)

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STEVE: If you’re in the Southeast United States: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, right along the Gulf Coast; it typically is a very, very mild climate. It doesn’t get really cold. You can get away with something as simple as a run-in … Continue reading

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Farrier (How to choose, What to expect)

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ALEX: In selecting a farrier, it’s important to note first off that a horses’ hoof is one of the most important parts of their anatomy, so it’s important to find the right farrier because a horses’ hoof needs attention pretty much on … Continue reading

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Daily Care & Routine

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ALEX: This is a day-to-day thing. This is something that really encompasses everything you do with that horse. Your tack; what kind of tack are you going to use? Keeping your tack clean, but more importantly, making sure your horse … Continue reading

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