Another Kentucky Derby, another quarter crack

Quality Road, one of the favorites for the upcoming Kentucky Derby was withdrawn yesterday because of residual soreness from a quarter crack. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Whenever hoof issues become headline news I always turn to Fran Jurga’s Hoof Blog as she always has the inside story from the farriers treating the problem. Today is […]

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No Hoof, No Horse: How Special Shoes Helped Big Brown win the Derby

The old adage “no hoof, no horse” accurately sums up the fact that a horse’s soundness is highly dependent on the quality of its feet. That’s why I treat my farrier like royalty! Interestingly, Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown has been plagued by problems with his front feet. Problems that have repeatedly sidelined him from […]

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