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Do Thoroughbreds Have Bad Feet? 5 Traits of Poor Horse Hoofs

Our friends’ racehorse was scratched from its debut race for the second time. The horse has a hoof ailment, prompting my wife to ask if Thoroughbreds have bad feet? Thoroughbreds typically have bad feet. Their feet are weaker and less durable than most horse breeds. Thoroughbreds’ feet are typically flat-soled, long-toed, with thin, shelly walls, …

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Is My Horse Lame? Treatment and Subtle Signs to Watch For

My trainer recently told me that our newly purchased racehorse “ShirleyIgotchanow” is lame. She looks fine to me and hasn’t been seen by a veterinarian. I wondered if he was right, so I decided to research lameness to find out. A lame horse has a hindrance to its ability to travel normally because of physical …

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