Hoof Care and the Farrier
17 June 2011
Horse care can be quite complex. The purchase of a horse alone can be costly enough, but horses have certain requirements that need to be met that generally far outweigh the cost of the horse itself. One important facet of horse care, in addition to proper nutrition and regular veterinary care, is the maintenance of the hooves, a science that is usually performed by a specialist in farriery.
According to Jason Wilson-Maki, farrier at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, horses need their feet trimmed every four to eight weeks.