Monthly Archives: September 2019

AskHQ: Clicking fetlocks

Q: My horse’s fetlocks click when I pick up his feet. What could it be?  A: Clicking joints and fetlocks are fairly common in horses, and are generally speaking nothing to worry about. Clicking joints in horses are very similar to clicking joints like knuckles and knees in humans, where sudden expansion of the joint […]

Flat feet

Flat-footedness is a common issue that many horse owners and farriers face on a regular basis. It is most commonly found in Thoroughbreds. Flat feet develop as a result of genetics, conformation problems, poor physical condition, poor nutrition, lack of hoof care or early shoeing. Long toes and under-run heels go hand-in-hand with flat feet. […]

Signs of health

One of the best ways to be sure that your horse is healthy is to get to know him. Watch your horse in the stable, when he is eating and drinking and when he is out in the paddock grazing. If you get to know your horse’s habits and traits, and also get used to […]