To sustain optimal hoof health, the horse’s feet must be regularly trimmed and maintained. Without proper care, the feet can develop conditions such as too much toe or too much heel, and the horse can suffer discomfort or even infection, resulting in costly treatment. When this happens, it is essential to provide the support and maintenance necessary to return the hooves to a healthy state.
Most horse owners understand the importance of feeding a product designed specifically for horses, which does not contain medications designed for other species. But what most people fail to realize is that not all manufacturing processes are created equal, and not all suppliers take the same measures to ensure feed safety.
Jim Garner and his wife had just 20 minutes to grab what they could and get out of the ranch that has been their home for over 30 years, as a wall of fire from the massive Kenow wildfire bore down on them from Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, on Monday night September 11. Understandably, the successful horse breeder and owner of Rocking Heart Ranch, located just outside the national park boundary, fretted about the stallions left in the barn and some 100 horses on his property.