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ASK Ravene : how many times should horses feet get checked by a ferrier?

ASK Ravene : how many times should horses feet get checked by a ferrier?
In the summer mine gets done every 3 weeks to prevent the cracks getting bad and loss of hoof growth. Fly stomping season sucks
my family own 11 horses. most of the horses get checked every 6 weeks. the retired ponies every 8 weeks and we have one competition horse that is 5 weeks but mine and another is every 4.
It's about every 6-8 months depending on how fast there feet griw
Hello Izzy,

It really depends on a lot of different factors. You first need to take into account the fact that your horse is either shod or no, the nature of his hoof and the time it takes to grow. In a general way, for a shod horse without any particular issue, the farrier has to come every 6 weeks. However, only your farrier will have the ability to tell the ideal length of a shoeing.

Do you know our products EASY FEET, a large range of hoof care product ?
Here is our advice for an optimal care :

When the weather is humid, you have the BLACK PROTEC, a black technical ointment which moisturize and feed while protecting from external aggressions. You can apply it on a perfectly clean and dry foot.
If you can’t dry the foot before application, I advise you to use our fluid oil PEDIFLEX which will dry the foot.
Finally, our tar NORWEGIAN PROTECT is ideal to create a protective barrier before exposing your horse to humidity. It has to be applied on a dry and clean foot.

When the weather is dry and hot, I advise you to use PURE PROTECT, our colorless and moisturizing ointment. It moisturize and soften the hoof. PEDIFLEX can also be suitable for dry weather as it is a universal oil.

In addition to this external care, BIODYNE, a food supplement to mix with the ration, help the hair growth and with the hooves health.