Keeping Warm Feet

Horses are, like humans and all other mammals, warm blooded (including the so-called cold-blood breeds). This means that the body’s temperature is regulated internally and not by external influences (the sun). A direct result of this is the minimal variation in temperature noted over the whole body. Some areas are slightly warmer because of...

A Heated Discussion

I had a rather heated discussion yesterday with one of my horse-riding students (as opposed to a student of horse-riding). She was very much of the opinion that a horse needed to be shod to stop the hooves wearing down too quickly. I didn’t actually ask what she did with her horse that would...

The Half-shod Horse

I payed a visit to a riding school yesterday evening and was shocked at the state of the hooves of the horses there. The horses themselves are in fairly good condition, but those hooves ๐Ÿ™ All the horses had recently been reshod but, as is the case with many riding-school horses, in most cases...

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