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Hoofcare for the Aging Horse

By Susan Thomas, Montana Farrier Supply, Livingston, MT

 

May 2013 issue  

 

    A good example of an older horse that had not been trimmed in a while. Her left foot is long and the right foot has been trimmed.

 

  Don’t brush off your horse’s hoof care just because he’s retired. Taking care of your aging horse’s hooves should be no different than when he was younger. You should be having his feet trimmed approximately every eight weeks. This will help him to get around on a good, solid base of support, and alleviate unwanted strain on tendons, ligaments and joints.

     You may not be riding your older horse anymore, but he still has to stand on his feet 24/7.

 

 

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