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Winter hoofcare quiz!

Check out these seven statements about winter hoofcare and work out if they’re true or false...

1. Wet weather is good for ponies’ hooves as it helps to moisturise them.
◊ True
◊ False

2. The term commonly used to describe when your pony’s hooves become impacted with ice is ‘walking on stilts’.
◊ True
◊ False

3. Supplements that include the ingredient biotin can help improve hoof condition.
◊ True
◊ False

4. The best treatment for thrush is applying hoof oil to the underside of your pony’s foot and his frog.
◊ True
◊ False

5. Never ride your pony over ice as he could easily slip.
◊ True
◊ False

6. You should only wash your pony’s heels if it’s absolutely necessary, as over-washing can cause the skin around his heels to soften.
◊ True
◊ False

7. Ponies hate being turned out in the snow because it makes their hooves really cold.
◊ True
◊ False

 

Check your answers!

1 = False. Too much moisture can have a negative effect on your pony’s hooves as it softens them.
2 = True
3 = True
4 = False. Hoof oil won’t help thrush, only a specialist treatment will.
5 = True
6= True
7 = False. Lots of ponies enjoy being turned out in the snow!

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