Originally Posted by Trinity3205
I have to say, I don't get why people think babies don't need regular hoof care from the time they start walking on those feet. Its more important NOW than any other time in the horses life so he can develop his very fast growing feet properly to carry him the rest of his life soundly. Those feet and baby legs change and grow so much in the first year of life. Its a disservice to not maintain them early on.
I so agree! Our babies are at least looked at if not filed within the first two weeks of life. (farrier comes every other week). He does the first handling for free to encourage good behavior for future visits.
Correct angles are very important to developing legs. A good farrier and help stop issues down the road!