Horse Health Matters®

Horse hoof sole with abscess visible

Recognize and Prevent Hoof Abscesses

  • A common cause of severe lameness
  • How to prevent, and how to recognize
  • By Jacob Butler, certified journeyman farrier
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Quote of the day

You can't teach experience.Ray Hunt

Today's glossary term

Saddle blanket

A wool or synthetic blanket that is placed between the saddle and the equine's back. Used to prevent chafing and to better secure the saddle from slipping.

Tip of the day

If you use a cross tie, use a break-away link for safety. Also, quick-release halter snaps are recommended. Never leave a cross-tied horse unattended.

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