Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dog house aka the barn USA
I actually agree with Loosie and Maggistar...water a couple times a week or daily is what we do out here...over flowing your trough works well. We do it mostly because in nature when horse drink at the waters edge they put their feet into the water and mud..its a natural conditioner, but keep the area free of manuer (don't want to complicate things). Double check your farrier/trimmer too...if they are too long they will crack...Biotin is great supplement to put in the feed also that helps to strenghten from the inside out. Also if your horse has not had her shoes off in a long time, her feet may need a break. It is recommended to remove shoes a couple times per year to allow the hoof to "breath". Good luck!!
Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark. ~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway