5 Tips for hoof care, easy to use and effective

Maybe the saying "No hoof, no horse" means something to you? This brings the issue quite to the point.

Many equine diseases such as For example, the radius or hoof ulcer can best be prevented by consistent hoof care. It is therefore largely up to us to meet the needs of our horse. This includes not only the right attitude, a lot of exercise and extensive horse care, but also the careful handling of Hotti's legs.

For if these remain healthy, we will enjoy our animals for a long time.

So you might like our tips on hoof care. They should be of benefit to you and above all, of course, to your treasure.

Tip 1: The regularity

Not only the horse care, but also the "working" at the horse farm should be a daily routine. A good head scratcher is our best friend. With it you can easily loosen and remove collected dirt from the beams. It also helps to solve broken stones.

These could at worst cause a hoof ulcer later, which can cause your horse severe pain when it occurs. If your hoof scraper has a brush, the sole can be brushed beautifully.

Additional:

Hang a second scratcher on the box or gate of the open stall. So he reminds you of your good deed and even then is ready to grab it when the cleaning box stays in the closet!

You should also be aware of the appointment of the head smith (at best every six to eight weeks). A regular interval ensures that your horse is not lacking from a professional point of view. Regular processing promotes hoof growth, prevents malfunctions and is simply of the utmost importance for the welfare of your animal. If your pet even has a spade or hoof, then a hoof properly worked in short intervals will relieve the joints permanently.

If your horse runs barefoot, you both profit from it if you wander around between the processing dates yourself. A friendly hoof worker or hoof smith will be happy to show you how to do it properly. If you file regularly, you may even save yourself a small part of the cost. After all, you've already done your homework.

In addition, the horn on the outside can not break out so easily if the round remains beautifully shaped.

Type 2: Stable hygiene

As our domesticated "house horses" are unfortunately restricted due to attitude, it is all the more important to keep the crossings and the exits clean. The ammonia-containing excretions otherwise permanently damage the horse's hoof. For example, the stubborn radiation fault is a result of lack of stable hygiene.

Tip 3: Fat and moisture

These two components should be balanced. Means neither too dry nor too wet hoof is good. If you want to find the golden center, it's not that easy. It would be useful if you regularly clean the scratched hoof with water and hoof brushes inside and outside.

Afterwards, hoof may be applied. So you hit two birds with one stone. The horse's hoof gets moisture that stays better in the hoof due to the fat from the outside. So, always wash first, then grease! And don't forget the crown rim. Soft insertion in circular movements supports growth advantageously.

The laurel balm is well suited for this.

Additional:

If you add some core soap or tea tree flour to the washing water, the rot bacteria or fungal spores will find just the right...

In summer with long-lasting dryness, you can put wet hoof bells on your treasure before the horse care (there is special to buy or you take small guest towels and close them with a clothespin or rubber on the back). While you prepare it for riding, the horn can absorb some valuable moisture by the way.

Tip 4: movement, movement and movement again

The most important thing for a healthy hoof mechanism besides careful cleaning is simply running. When you think of wild horses, one of these tips will be illuminating. These freeloaders don't need a hoof-smith. They take care of the hoof themselves by laying long distances (mostly in step!) on very different floors. This strain activates the horse hoof in a positive way. Abrasion and horn growth are complementary.

So if you really want to do something good for your beloved, then follow his need for constant movement. If your horse already lives in an active or open stables, this is great. If not, you must ensure that long standing times are avoided. In addition to conventional training, a treadmill or a guide can provide variety and movement. The biomechanics of the hooves benefit in any case.

Tip 5: Horse diseases (here: hoof diseases) quickly identify and act

Nothing is worse than being treated when a disease is already in full swing. If you notice early rot, hoof, spat & Co- can still contain further consequences with the help of hoof-grinder/hoof-care/hoof-hop and constant careful hoof-care. As with any disease, good behaviour can prevent the worst!

Additional:

Be smart and always be curious! Your knowledge is not only required in school and occupation. As a horse owner, rider and animal lover, it is also advantageous if you learn as much as possible about your four-legged. In our Animalon magazine, for example, you can always learn interesting things about horse diseases, breeds, care and much more. We are happy to provide this information to advise you and your four-legged partner.

Our Animalon Hoofcare products:

 

For daily hoof care we recommend the Animalon Natural breasts and our Natural breasts.

Thanks to our natural brushes, the brushes are insanely stable and remove dirt and dirt effortlessly from the hooves of the horse.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Stable natural breasts
  • Easily remove dirt on and in the horse hooves
  • Very practical in handling
  • Ergonomic shape: no hand cramp
  • Efficient cleaning of the horse's hoof
  • Longer curved metal pick