- Develop a horse owner advocacy plan.
You are your horse’s primary advocate.
- Get educated. You must take responsibility for your horses hoof health.
- Recognize your horse’s uniqueness.
- Address the cause not the symptoms. Utilize S.O.U.N.D.
- Good care requires a circle of caregivers.
- Balance is a harmony of parts.
- If your horse’s hooves don’t look right they probably aren’t.
- Your Farrier should be actively involved in continuing education.
- Your farrier should be a member of and certified by The American Farriers Association
- A few assumptions…
Your horse is reasonably healthy for it’s age.
Your horse is neither obese nor malnourished.
Your horse is serviceably sound for its intended use.