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Coffin Joint

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STEVE: The coffin joint is encased inside the hoof itself. It is a joint that exists between the third phalanx, or the coffin bone, and the short pastern bone. Another integral part is that the flexor tendon, which runs along … Continue reading

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Anatomy Of The Foot

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STEVE: The anatomy of the horse’s lower limb, or foot, essentially is – on the outside, you have the actual hoof wall itself. This structure right here at the juncture of the skin is called a coronary band. You can … Continue reading

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Maintaining The Foot

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ALEX: You know, proper daily care of a horse’s foot, it’s really important to do every day. One is to check the horse’s hoof to see if there’s any heat. But also, to pick their foot out. Make sure there’s … Continue reading

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Cracked Hoof

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ALEX: A cracked hoof in a horse is something that has to be addressed right away, but it’s all dependent on where the crack is, and what type of crack it is, because you could have a quarter crack 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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