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Combating soft hooves – our approach to healthy equine feet.

A horse’s hooves are the foundation of their health and mobility. Soft hooves, however, can be a cause for concern. They offer less support, increasing the risk of cracking, bruising, infection and discomfort. Fortunately, there are solutions to address this issue. This article explores our approach to treating soft hooves, combining a natural hoof balm

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Hoof SOS! Early Signs of Laminitis and How Hoof Boots Can Help

Ah, spring! The days grow longer, the sun shines brighter, and pastures erupt in a vibrant green feast. But for horse owners, spring also carries a hidden danger: laminitis. This painful condition affects the hoof laminae, the sensitive tissues that connect the hoof wall to the pedal bone. When horses gorge on rich spring grass,

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Staying Safe on Ice

If your barefoot horse struggles with hard lumps of ice and snow under his hooves, hoof boots are a great way to protect his feet. Riding your horse in wintertime can also be dangerous due to the risk of slipping on snow, ice and uneven frozen ground. Although letting your horse wear hoof boots –

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Winter Care Tips

Another Winter is around the corner, and many of us are asking- what happened to Summer? Because we haven’t had the driest it is extra important to check the condition of your boots going into the Winter months. Damage You’re looking for any cracks or breakage around the sole and heels, especially to the straps

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Which is the BEST hoof boot?

This is one of the most common questions we are asked and while we would love to give you a straightforward answer, there is not a singular ‘BEST’ hoof boot. The question I suggest is “which is the most suitable hoof boot?” because the answer is dependent on the hooves we are fitting. So which

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Snazz up for Summer

Did you know Hoof Boots Ireland stocks a wide range of accessories including colour straps & gaitors? Adding colour is a great way to match your current wardrobe and is super helpful if your horse wears both front and back and you need to distinguish the sizes. Scoot Boot Flex Boots Explora

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How many hoof boots does my horse need?

Before we consider how many boots your horse may need, let’s take a look at the balance of the horse. Horses are naturally downhill, so their forelimbs support the majority of their weight. Because they carry between 60 and 65 percent of their weight up front, a horse puts more strain on its front limbs

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Boots vs Nailed on Shoes

Dr. Jennifer Gill and Gabriella Lynn of the Western Kentucky University Equine Science Department (WKU) completed the first independent university study comparing hoof boots to traditional metal shoes.  Results confirmed what those in the horse community have been witnessing for years. Hoof Boots benefit horses – by providing comfort, protection, shock absorption and minimizing potential hoof damage. The study, which

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Removing the Shoes

Guest Blog with Nick Hill Nick Hill is a natural hoof care practitioner, trained with AANHCP and a registered instructor for Liberated horsemanship. He has close to 20 years experience in natural hoof care and shoeing. Facebook | Website What happens/ changes when you remove horse shoes? When you remove nailed-on metal shoes, the heart rate decreases,

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NEW Hoof Care Range!

As a horse owner, I have been using Parkers Equine products for almost two years. It was only during writing a recent article recommending their products did I realise it would be helpful to have them available, as they didn’t have a stockist in Ireland. I am delighted to welcome Parkers Equine to our range!

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