How to Apply Standing Wraps

After several weeks of gimping through his barefoot state, my Trakehner gelding Kroni, was looking much more comfortable. Then he wasn’t. He went from trotting around his pasture to barely walking. My first thought was a stone bruise, but on further examination, I noticed that he had some slight swelling in his right front ankle.  […]

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Feet Looking Good!

Four weeks into the mission of “regrow hooves”, my big Trakehner Kroni is finally feeling pretty good. We had torrential rain yesterday, so I booted him up and took him out for a hack figuring the footing would be nice and soft. He was eager to go and showed none of the soreness that had […]

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Thinline Hoof Pads Help Give Relief to Sore Feet

For the first two weeks that Kroni was barefoot, I was pretty optimistic. His front feet were holding up and while looked ouchy when walking over the gravel driveway, he seemed okay when on grass. I was treating his soles with Durasole and even took him for a hack while wearing hoof boots. Then he […]

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Treating the Dreaded Abscess

The first time my horse had an abscess I thought he’d broken a leg. He was standing in his field holding up his leg, refusing to put any weight on it.  I panicked. I called my (then) vet who came out and ran a battery of tests, including x-rays. Then my farrier showed up, snorted, […]

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