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No foot no horse

Aggiornamento: 26 mag 2023

Farriery is the ancient art of caring for horses’ hooves and keeping them healthy.

The farrier is a specialist in hoof care and the different practices this involves.

First the farrier trims away any excess hoof growth.

Trimming plays an essential role in keeping the hoof in the correct shape and preventing any health problems.

One the hoof has been trimmed, the farrier can start shoeing.

Shoeing involves fitting a shoe to the horse’s hoof.

Shoes are selected based on the size and shape of the horse’s foot. They are made with an anvil and hammer and can be applied hot or cold.

 The farrier is preparing a horseshoe for hot shoeing.
Hot Shoeing Horse Foot

A wide range of different types of shoe are available, for example a pad can be included under the shoe.

Whatever the type of shoe, farriery always aims to keep horses’ hooves healthy and balanced.

Cleaning is an essential part of good hoof care and must be done every day.

Hooves must be cleaned with a hoof pick before and after exercising the horse to remove any stones, debris or dirt that have accumulated and could cause problems

It is important to use high-quality products to keep your horse’s hooves healthy, such as LoveHorses natural hoof balm.

Made with a blend of three oils (argan, jojoba and avocado), this balm creates a protective barrier that shields hooves and maintains the right level of moisture within the hooves.

LoveHorses has always focused on the health and wellbeing of our four-legged friends and emphasised the importance of grooming and hoof care as a crucial part of good horse management.


We hope you find this information interesting and useful. Please don't hesitate to contact us should you have any queries or questions.

Until next time, thank you for reading our blog! 🙏❤️🌟

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