One of the most pleasing sights to any hoof care practitioner, when looking at the bottom of a horse’s foot, is the presence of a healthy, functional frog.
One of the steps to getting a good trim is often overlooked. If you don’t have a good view of the balance of the bottom of the foot it is difficult to get the best trim. How you hold the leg affects the view of the foot, sometimes dramatically changing the perception you end up with.
By Travis D. Burns, CJF, TE, EE, FWCF and Lauren Trager, DVM White line disease (WLD) is a pathology that has long frustrated farriers, veterinarians, owners, and other members of the equine profession. WLD is described as a progressive hoof wall separation originating at the solar surface of the hoof and migrating proximally.