Abscesses, man. They ruin everything. One minute you’re on a roll, gearing up for the next big competition, and the next your horse is limping around like it has a broken leg. What gives?
It’s a storyline I’m all too familiar with. Here’s the message I came home to earlier this month after the World Equestrian Games from Ridgemor Farm’s commander-in-chief Tally:
— abscesses included. And also, of course, he is great about timing it smack dab in the middle of event season.
As horse owners, at least there are a few things we can do to expedite the healing process. In this video SmartPak Hoof Health Consultant, Danvers Child, CJF, helps us understand horse hoof abscesses, from signs to treatment.
Go SmartPak, and Go Riding!