News — Hoof
Mak, my 11-year-old thoroughbred, has always had pretty terrible feet. His right front foot has a negative angle (collapsed heels) while his left front is upright. He has historically had very minimal sole depth, doesn’t tolerate frog pressure, and in his younger years, he constantly abscessed. So, what did I do? I found a team. I found a farrier I could trust to make the best judgment calls for this heart horse of mine and treats Mak as if he were his own. I also have a vet I can turn to. Dr. Heather may hate Mak’s feet, but she...
As a veterinarian AND a certified farrier, Dr. Vernon Dryden is one of the most sought after hoof experts in the country. We caught up with Dr. Dryden to discuss how horse owners can improve the quality of their horses' feet, without having to make drastic changes in treatment.