- Stay on top of TRIMS, in the summer hooves grow faster, so a horse that normally goes 8 or 9 weeks in the winter may be at 6 weeks in the summer.
- Vitamins, my horse's are on Millennium Gold it has more BIOTIN in it, than even Horseshoer's Secret does!!!
- Pick hooves before and after every ride. Pick hooves at least every other day otherwise. Check for thrush or cracks, pick out the dirt and rocks that also can jammed up there.
- I condition their hooves at least once or twice a week. I use RainMaker or Hooflex. Both products are wonderful!!!
- Watch their weight and watch what you feed them. Founder is dangerous!!!
- Buy a pair of hoof boots if your horse has tender feet and you ride on hard or rocky terrain.
- Epsom salts, iodine, thrush buster and sugar should be kept at your barn for hoof emergencies.
Be aware of your horse and his hooves. Know that white hooves are softer than dark hooves. Ask a respectable farrier if you have additional concerns about your horses feet. A Horse with No hoof is No horse at all.