May 2, 2018

Wondering if your own horse's hooves are flared?  This blog will provide you with several techniques you can use to evaluate your own horse's hooves for flaring.

Flares can easily be felt with your hands by running your hands down the hoof wall from the coronary band to...

April 25, 2018

What exactly is founder?  Founder is when the capsule wall and the coffin bone become detached; this detachment occurs when the sensitive and insensitive laminae are separated due to inflammation, bacterial/fungal disease, or mechanical forces.  This blog will illustra...

April 18, 2018

Do you have a horse prone to abscesses, seedy-toe, or white line disease?  Did you know hoof flaring could be to blame?  This blog will illustrate how hoof flaring can increase the chance of white line disease and abscesses.

Remember from the “Hoof School” blog ser...

April 11, 2018

Have you ever been told your horse has flat feet and/or thin soles?  Did you know both of these problems could actually be the result of hoof flaring?  This blog will illustrate how flaring decreases hoof concavity and sole thickness.

Let’s start by making sure you...

April 4, 2018

The goal of this blog series on hoof flaring is to help you understand and visualize what hoof flaring is and how it affects the structures of the hoof. Let’s get started!

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