The helmet and its maintenance

One of the most important parts of the horse are the hooves. It is an important structure as it provides support. In addition to taking care of traction and shock absorption. It contains structures that provide blood flow through the limb of our horse.

Hence the importance of keeping the hooves in good condition to avoid injury to the horse. For a good care of the helmets it is advisable to clean them daily at least once a day and always before work and after. A) Yes it will be clean and dry.

The cornea of ​​the hoof does not stop growing throughout the life of the horse. But as it grows, it wears out. Above all if you work on a hard surface. For this reason, it is advisable for horses working on hard surfaces to use hardware and to prevent excessive hoof wear.

Helmet maintenance

A good maintenance of the helmets starts with the observation of them. The belief that if the cases are hard and have good form with strong walls and good frogs, the hardware is not necessary, is not true. Since it depends on many factors.

Eg accumulation of manure inside the helmet it can cause disease, such as frog rot. They arise because the hull softens, it decomposes creating an ideal environment for germs and diseases.

As for the horseshoes must be examined. If they are correct if there are raised nails or if they are very deteriorated. A loose or poorly fitted shoe can injure the horse or cause it to fall.


It is important that cleaning is done every day. The The main tool is that of the hoof cleaners. Paying attention to cleaning the soft areas of the frog. The collateral grooves of the frog will be cleaned, since it is the preferred place for bacteria, stones and any sharp element.

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