horses-hooves-164940_640Here at Southern Crescent Equine Services, we truly believe that healthy feet are the basics of a happy and successful horse, whether you ride for pleasure, show at high levels, or anything in between.

Owners need to pick their horses feet often to keep them clean and disease free. It is also necessary to have a good farrier that you trust. Routine visits with a farrier will keep your horse’s feet in great shape. Many horses require shoes and a farrier will make sure that your horse has the right shoes fitted. Horse’s hoofs may crack and break so many owners apply ointment to keep them healthy.

Good hooves are a very important part of having a healthy horse. If you notice lameness, it may be in their feet. Horses can get thrush from being in a wet area without their hooves being cleaned regularly. Many horses get abscesses in their feet which are a common cause of lameness. Laminitis is also very common and quite painful. Anytime your horse is lame, it is very important to seek medical attention.

If your horse is lame, don’t hesitate to contact us at (770) 252-6860. We would be happy to take a look at your horse and his or her hooves.