The hoof clinic is closed.
While I am still all for horse and
hoof health, maybe even more than ever before, I
have come to the conclusion that it does not serve a
horse well to be brought to a hoof clinic to get
rehabilitated and send back home any more than it
does a horse well to get send to a trainer.
Today I think it is the
responsibility of the owner to take care of the
horse, the responsibility of the hoof care
professional to educate and support the owner.
Healing is a very delicate
situation. Horses heal best in their familiar
surroundings. They do not do well on transports, and
therefore should not be transported, especially not
when they are un-well. Stress through transporting
and separation from familiar surroundings undermines
the healing process.
When one takes on ownership of a
horse, one needs to face a multitude of
responsibilities. That of a sick horse is one of
them. Educate yourself about the needs of the horse,
feed, house and exercise him correctly. Afford him
veterinary care, hoof care and dental care. And when
he gets sick, be there for him.
There are 168 hours in a week. Even
if your veterinarian and your hoof care provider
for an hour each every week, you still are
responsible for your horse 166 hours in that week.
Owning horses should be like a marriage: Until death
do us part and for better or worse.
And with this - The Hoof Clinic is
We do offer boarding for a horse who
would stay with us for a very long time. We do not
offer any riding, even discourage the same. But if
you look for an excellent place for your horse to be
happy and healthy, you may want to give us a try.
The horses here at HoofCare UnLtd.
will still be available for our students to practice
their live horse trims and they provide us with
daily joy and learning experiences.
If you would like to learn more
about hooves and horses, click on the button below
and sign up for one of our Online Hoof Courses.
May Pegasus be with you!