January 16, 2019

Hey friends!
I wanted to take a minute to explain why it is important for your farrier to top-dress your horse's hooves. I know not everyone knows what that means, so I'm going to try to explain it.

Some horses have hooves that tend to "flare" out, due to their confor...

December 12, 2018

This ole gal is a trooper, lemme tell ya.

Justin suspects both feet are laminitic but without a radiograph he is not certain about her left front.

Anyways, she is like 30 years old. She is retired. She's a pasture ornament. But her owner wants her as comfortable as possi...

December 12, 2018

We get it, it happens. Trust me! But it's better to get your horse trimmed a little late than skip them entirely! Here's why...

 Super bad flare, and a hoof crack that was allowed to travel up the wall and get worse. Proper trimming can help prevent this! This mare was...

November 19, 2017

Whew, I'm super behind on updating our blog post!

In September, we put glue-on shoes on a client's barrel horse. 

She was always shod on the front until her previous farrier quicked her by driving hot nails into the sensitive tissue of both front hooves.

This resulte...

November 19, 2017

Thanks to Justin's hard work, Hercules was able to be saved!

His hooves have now grown out normally and he has been walking great. His owners even listed him for sale and had a buyer almost immediately!

If you remember from our first post about Hercules, his owners were...

September 25, 2017

Truman is our favorite problem child! He's a Clydesdale/Thoroughbred cross, and he's just the sweetest guy ever. It's his feet that are the problem! He's got super thin, weak hoof wall, and Justin thinks he may have laminitis. He will have to get radiographs done to be...

July 28, 2017

Justin went out to the Clydesdale barn to get caught up on some trims, since the owners were busy baling hay for near 3 weeks.
Since Clydesdales grow hooves super fast, especially when they are stalled, this really messed up their feet pretty bad.

Justin had to spend...

July 27, 2017

This week, Justin was able to finish up Hercules' front hooves and move on to the back. 

Hercules did have to be sedated again in order for Justin to safely trim his hooves.

Two days stall rest was recommended to the owners to ensure that his tendons were able to relax a...

July 25, 2017

Justin's work from yesterday.

I've tried to write this in simplified terms so everyone knows what I'm talking about. LOL

Justin rebuilt the hoof wall on a horse that had previously foundered. She had extreme hoof wall separation that became infected.


So he cut out th...

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