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…

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AskHQ: DP imbalance

Q: What is ‘DP imbalance’ and how can I assess it? A: In addition to balancing the left and right halves of the feet, the farrier will also want to…

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Flat feet

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]lat-footedness is a common problem that several horse owners and farriers face, and it is especially prominent in Thoroughbreds. Flat feet develop as a result of genetics, conformation faults, poor…

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Winter Hoof Care

As the days become shorter and the nights longer, winter is certainly on its way. South African winters are considered fairly mild compared to other parts of the world, but…

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Boots: best foot forward

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e are spoilt for choice when it comes to boots, and these days boots are even more innovative and technologically advanced than ever before. Boots come in a variety of…

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