AskHQ: Hoof growth

AskHQ: Hoof growth

Q: How fast do horses’ hooves grow?

A: A horse’s hoof grows at a rate of approximately 6-10mm per month. This means that in order to regrow and entirely new hoof capsule takes approximately 12 months. This rate varies from horse to horse, with some horses growing a new hoof capsule faster than others, but for each individual horse the rate of hoof growth is pretty consistent. However, it is worth noting that the rate can be affected to some extent at least by factors such as nutrition or seasonality (hooves tend to grow fastest in the summer).