All you need to know about hooves and legs!  Right here! 


Explore all you ever wanted to know about hooves and legs.  Let me know if you have any questions - and add your own tips and tricks to the articles!!





Make a Hoof Care Kit for Hoof Emergencies

Gather these supplies and you have just created a hoof care kit for all of your horse's hoof related emergencies. Great to have at the barn!

Standing Wraps - Wrap One, or Both?

General guidelines for standing wraps - when you can wrap only one leg, when you need to wrap both legs on your horse!

Should You Pull Your Horse's Shoes for Winter?

A few ideas about pulling horse shoes for winter - maybe it's not such a good idea after all!

Fevers and Founder - the Relationship in Horses

Learn about the links between fever and founder in horses, and what you can do about it.

Does Your Farrier Need X-Rays to Trim Your Horse?

A quick look at why your Farrier (and horse!) might benefit from some x-rays of the hooves.

Weird Horse Anatomy Stuff - Hoof and Leg Edition

Horses are blessed with lots of things - including some weird anatomy. Here we take a look at the inner workings of the hoof and leg.

Help Your Horse Keep His Shoes On!

How you can help your horse to keep his shoes on.

Hoof Cracks in Horses

A basic introduction into hoof cracks in horses, of the vertical variety.

Your Horse's Legs - Boot and Leg Protection Shopping List

Your horse's legs are valuable! He's an athlete that needs basic care and injury prevention - so here's a handy boot shopping list!

The Horse That Interferes - What to Do

Dealing with the horse that interferes - why this happens and what you can do about it!

The Many Reasons to Ice Your Horse's Hooves

Ice has so many benefits to horses - and when used on hooves, can help your horse stay comfortable and healthy!

Therapeutic Cold Treatments - Ice Packs versus Cold Hosing

Horses can benefit from cold therapy on their legs (and other parts), but which is best for your horse? The cold hose or an ice pack?

The Trail Horse - Support Those Hard Working Legs

The trail horse has a tough job - uneven terrain, wacky footing, rocks. Pamper those hooves and legs like you would any other horse!

Oils, Conditioners, Hardeners, Dressings - All for the Hoof

Some basic information on the different concoctions you can put on your horse's hooves - and what they do!

Barefoot Hooves and Hoof Boots

Sometimes the barefoot hoof needs some support, protection, or fashion. Hoof boots are the way to go!

Quilts vs. No-Bows - What Wraps Are Best For Your Horse?

Wrapping legs is part art, part science. Pick the best pair for your horse and wrap away!

Soaking Your Horse's Hooves

Some ideas on the best ways to soak your horse's hooves!

The One Side and Two Side Method to Hoof Picking

Two different ways to pick your horse's hooves - circumstances determine which is best!

Horse Splints 101

What you need to know about horse splints!

Post Exercise Leg Care for Horses - Ice, Poultice, Sweats, Liniments!

When your horse is done exercising, it's time to address his legs. Ice, poultice, liniments, and sweats are all options!

Shoe Boils on Your Horse's Elbow - Panic or No?

What is that mystery squishy stuff on your horse's elbow? Could be a shoe boil!

How to Do a Fast Daily Leg Inspection

Easy steps to inspect your horse's legs for anything unusual!

Making the Transition From Shod to Barefoot - What Grooms Need to Know!

When a horse makes the transition from shod to barefoot, there are several things that Grooms and owners can help with and watch out for!

Capped Hocks in Horses - What You Can Do!

How to manage capped hocks in horses - what they are and what you can do!

Icing Horse Hooves - Why and How!

The best ways and reasons to ice your horse's hooves - just in case you ever need to!

Stocking up - what you can do!

The low down on horse legs that stock up - what causes it, and what you can do about it!


An introductory article about horse windpuffs and how you might be able to recognize them.

Fetlocks and Feathers

How do you like to groom fetlocks and feathers?

Packing a Hoof

How to pack a hoof for protection or medication.

Leg Funk

Stud Crud - Leg Funk - Fungus among Us

Grooming Feathers

Grooming Feathers