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Hoof care

Our advice pages below will offer insight into the anatomy of the hoof as well as ways to promote excellent management to prevent injury and disease.

  • Last reviewed: 6th February 2023
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Horses’ hooves are complex, weight-bearing structures that carry the whole horse. Looking after your horse’s hooves is incredibly important. Keeping them healthy with regular attention from a farrier, helps to prevent any problems and keep the hooves in optimum condition.

For specific advice regarding donkeys visit The Donkey Sanctuary website

Get in touch –we’re here to help

The Horse Care and Welfare Team are here to help and can offer you further advice with any questions you may have. Contact us on 02476 840517* or email – You can also get in touch with us via our social media channels. 

Opening times are 8:35 am - 5 pm from Monday – Thursday and 8:35 am - 3 pm on Friday. 
*Calls may be recorded for monitoring purposes.