top of page

Hoof Balance – ‘No foot, no horse’

Hoof conformation is one of the most important factors in allowing a horse to live an athletic life free from lameness. The adage ‘no foot, no horse’ is as true today as when it was first phrased.

Hoof conformation is a result of the horse’s genetics, conformation, job and the regularity and quality of farriery they are given. Maintaining a healthy, balanced hoof shape can dramatically reduce the risk of lameness arising from the lower limb or hoof. Without regular appropriate farriery input, even a normal shaped hoof can easily become unbalanced and put undue stress across the hoof capsule making it likely to crack or the horse to become lame.

Read more here...

bottom of page