Hoof care in California can vary based on the terrain. Due to the change in climate temperatures and very low humidity, contracting and expanding of hooves should be considered when making shoeing decisions. Fortunately, a farrier can help you make the right choice.
California horse hoof care requires promotion of hoof circulation. If your horse does not have adequate turnout times for movement and play, ask your farrier about any additional supplements or ideas to help keep the hoof balanced and in top condition.