Horse Health Matters®
- A common cause of severe lameness
- How to prevent, and how to recognize
- By Jacob Butler, certified journeyman farrier
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Horse health essentials
Quote of the day
You don't pull on the horse; he pulls on you - there's a big difference.Ray Hunt
Today's glossary term
The breast or lower chest.
Tip of the day
Mare riders take caution on the trail. Female horses often react violently toward geldings that are encountered on the trail. Don't allow nose-to-nose contact with unknown horses.
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If we use our common sense (horse sense) we will see when horses need to be shod and when they only need to be trimmed. Every horse has different needs.