Forge & Farrier Article Library
01/08/18 Hoof & Lower Limb Soundness
Well summer of 2018 has proven to be a hot and dry one, and while we’ve all enjoyed basking in some sunshine, there are some less desirable consequences for our horses.
30/01/19 Spring Hooves
The days are getting and longer and Spring is mercifully with us. Now is the time that many of our clients are looking at their horse’s hooves afresh for the season. For many winter is a time of fewer available riding hours, and it’s only now they’re looking to get horses fit for the season ahead. Has the winter taken it’s toll, and if so what can we do to counteract that?
08/05/18 Brittle Hooves
As we get into the warmer and drier days of summer brittle hooves are an all too common occurrence, Kate Hore RNutr(Animal) Senior Nutritionist at NAF explains why and how this happens in addition to including some useful tips on how we can prevent it.
16/04/18 Top Tips for Horn Growth
We rely on the hooves to play many roles for our horses, and farriers know better than anyone that Mother Nature has created a minor miracle of engineering to do that.
21/12/17 Cushings, IR, MS and Low Starch Feeding
Cushing’s Disease, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome and Low Starch Feeding Stuffs
02/05/17 The Causes and Management of Sweet Itch
Sweet itch in horses, also known as summer dermatitis, is an allergic reaction to biting flies or midges.