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The Trouble With Mud

With the spring wet season right around the corner and the above-average rainfall our region has had the last year, there's no denying that mud has taken over most pastures. So when the going gets muddy, horses can then develop hoof problems so it's important to know what to look out for! Thanks to this great article from thehorse.com we can share with you a few things to be on the lookout for!

"Horses’ hooves are finicky when it comes to moisture. In arid environments they tend to dry out, and in wet conditions they become too soft. If you had to choose between the two, however, dry would probably be the winner.'

'Continuous exposure to moisture can cause a long list of hoof problems, ranging from difficult-to-manage soft, sensitive feet that won’t hold their shape or nails, to various types of damage and infections in the capsule and its structures. Then there are the injuries due to slipping and scrambling in deep mud or bad footing, lost bell boots, and pulled…

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