Happy Healthy Horses

Happy Healthy Horses

They’re the three “H”s in Triangle H and what every horse owner wants. Good health in horses is built from the ground up and the inside out.

From the Ground Up…

It’s amazing how many illnesses and ailments manifest themselves in the hooves, joints and legs. Sometimes the cause of the problem is underfoot as well. A horse’s shoeing, the type of work they do, and the terrain can all cause hoof injuries and chronic stresses that might not be immediately identifiable. Spring grasses, for example, can be a source of laminitis.

Understanding your horse’s environment is a big part of diagnosing many hoof and limb ailments. Sometimes it can lead to the cure as well. Over many years of observation, we’ve seen how a change in environment can directly lead to improvements in a horse’s health, or slippages.

laminitis, founder, mavicular disease are common hoof ailments

laminitis, founder & navicular disease are common hoof ailments

From the Inside Out…

More often than not, you can’t change a horse’s working environment. The job is what it is and where it is.

The food they eat plays a bigger role in a horse’s health than any other factor. Unfortunately, we have less and less control over the nutrients in our horses’ basic feed. As a general rule, we need to provide more of the nutrients through feed supplements than ever before; some for general health and some for specific complaints or performance factors.

Environmental factors that attack from the outside and nutrient deficiencies that attack from the inside both show up in the hoof more often than nearly any other part of the body. Spotting them and treating their causes, not just their symptoms is the job of a new kind of farrier; an Equine Podiatrist.

As an Equine Podiatrist, Sheldon Olsen is a trusted partner in the health and well being of  his clients’ horses. This site has been designed to show you how you can use the same remedies he has used to set things right in the horses under his care for more than 19 years.

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