Knack Leg and Hoof Care for Horses

A Complete Illustrated Guide

Book Description

Knack Leg and Hoof Care for Horses is a one-stop information source on how to keep a horse sound, happy, and pain-free through proper care of his (or her) feet and legs.

Unlike cumbersome veterinary reference texts, this book focuses solely on hoof conditions and leg ailments, with the added bonus of preventative care. Knowing about the various ailments that affect the horse's legs and feet is only one aspect of horse care‚ÄĒpreventative and routine care, as well as various therapies, are also essential in keeping your horse going. Knack Leg and Hoof Care for Horses covers a range of care, from mainstream medical methods to massage and supplements. While providing top-notch tips from experts, it is written and presented in terms that any informed lay reader can understand. Its user-friendly format and full-color photos throughout make it a must for horsemen and horsewomen at all levels of understanding.

More than 475 full-color photos on topics including:

  • Hoof and leg anatomy
  • Conformation
  • Shoeing options
  • Lameness
  • Bone and joint issues
  • Laminitis
  • Navicular
  • Muscle, nerve, and skin ailments
  • Therapies and treatments

About Myers, Micaela

Micaela Myers is the author of two previous equestrian books, The Horse Illustrated Guide to Trail Riding and The Simple Solutions Guide to Trailering Your Horse. Formerly an associate editor for Horse Illustrated Magazine, she is currently a freelance writer and magazine editor. Micaela has owned horses for twenty-five years and competed in English and western pleasure, western equitation, barrel racing/gymkhana, and driving.

Kelly Meadows is a Missouri-based photographer who raises quarter horses.