Hoof scoring is perhaps the most important tool in the integrative and PRO-Active equine podiatrists tool box.
Hoof scoring is critical to all horses in domestication and under our care as they are relying on us to provide appropriate healthy environmental stimulus to recognise, maintain and promote healthy ideals and therefore prevent pathology and trauma.
During our Equine Podiatry Consultations, once a hoof and posture are assessed and the hoof mapped, the hoof can be scored according to the horses age, size, history, evidence of pathology, distortion and lameness. The whole horse is taken into consideration as well as the environment it will be living, eating, resting, and working in.
Here is a handy table to help you recognise your horses score and how this might relate to the working and living environment he might be expected to live in without causing harm to his hooves or body.
If, like our clients, you want to learn a PRO-Active approach to hoof care and wish to prevent lameness in your horse, consider booking us for an Integrative Podiatry Consult, Educational Event, Mentorship, On-line Course or join our new VIP membership where you can learn top tips straight from an expert!
We take an integrative and holistic approach to whole horse hoof and body health. We appreciate the relationship between body, limb and hoof and seek to address imbalances while positively influencing appropriate static and dynamic hoof balance and biomechanics.
Beccy Smith BSc DAEP EBW – Independent Equine Podiatrist and CEO of Holistic Reflections CIC
Holistic Reflections CIC – a 100% non-profit organisation promoting wellbeing and resilience in people, horses and the environment - for the benefit of all.