As the old saying goes, ‘No hoof, no horse’. Discover the latest advances in hoofcare and farriery along with expert advice on corrective shoeing, supplements and common hoof problems.
Knowing what's normal can help horse owners spot lameness, Farrier John McAteer explains how to read a horse's gait and stride
By Irish Field Contributor on 24 February 2017
Master farrier Larry Winters describes the demands placed on a horse's limbs during exercise and explains how these demands can be managed through shoeing
By Irish Field Contributor on 21 August 2015
Sally Parkyn reports on the International Eventing Forum at Hartpury where the topic of the day was the use and effect of studs. The outcome will have many riders re-thinking their studding practice
By Sally Parkyn on 04 March 2016
Master farrier Andrew Mahon from Ashbourne, Co Meath, passes on some tailored advice on how to get your hunter's hooves ready to tackle the season ahead
By Irish Field Contributor on 16 September 2016
Master Farrier Breen Concannon discusses a case of acute laminitis that he treated recently and has important advice for horse owners
By Irish Field Contributor on 23 December 2016
Thrush can be a concern for horse owners at this time of year, second generation farrier John McAteer advises on how to treat this common hoof ailment
By Irish Field Contributor on 13 January 2017
Peadar O'Scanaill stands over standardbred racing from a veterinary perspective
By Irish Field Contributor on 15 July 2016
Omey Darlin is an 11-year-old 148cm grey registered Connemara gelding. He is a k...