Every horse requires
approach to the care
of its hooves.
NOT EVERY HORSE IS COMFORTABLE BARE
FOOTED, SOME NEED SHOES TO BE
In the situation where a horse shows signs of
any physical discomfort, assess its feet
Treating a horses’ feet is not only a physical
skill and trade, but it requires common sense
The most common lamenesses in horses can
be solved with appropriate hoof care.
Too many horses have been unnecessarily
euthanased, slaughtered, retired or sold
cheaply due to the lack of appropriate hoof
Be aware, the inappropriate choice of
hoof care will have a negative impact on
the horses’ wellbeing, wether it be
shoeing or other forms of alternative
An experienced farrier can anticipate to
common lamenesses and prevents
discomfort, not waiting until discomfort
You not have to be an
Veterinary students (also many farriers)
should be given more opportunity to
practice and be thoroughly educated in
this specialised field.
The farrier has to recapture his lost
position when it comes to maintain
Jan de Zwaan.