Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
The way I see it, if you have a hoof problem related to picking them out, you arent doing it enough. If not...your probably doing it just right ;) Its not about some subjective time frame. Its all about the results of how often you do or don't do it.
All in all, its subjective. If the hoof is really poopy or thrushy, I will pick it out well and scrub with dawn dish soap water in a spray bottle. Nop need to soak the foot, jus tscrub and spray again with the soap to rinse. Its more important to kill the thrush and germs.
If the hoof is dry and hard with no thrush and th ehorse lives in an area where he isnt standing in his own poo alot, you probably could never pick it out and be ok jus tletting the farrier trim every 4 to 6 weeks.
Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)