Hey, y'all! Sam here with a bit more about horses and their body parts. Before we get started I just want to share with y'all that the cover for my book: "Links of the Two Worlds" has been created.
Share it (along with the link to my website) with your family and friends! Now, back to the "horsey" stuff. 😉
So, a couple weeks ago we talked about a horse's general body parts, now we're going to talk about the parts of a horse's hooves. You may be wondering why you'd need to know about hooves. Maybe you're thinking about getting a horse, or you already have one. Whatever "horsey" situation you're in, it's important to know the parts of horses' hooves. For example, a common problem with horses' hooves is thrush. What's thrush? Well, it's a bacterial infection that occurs on either side of a horse's frog. "Whoa, back up, Sam! Horses don't have frogs!" Take a look at the image below.
Did you spot the frog? That's where thrush occurs. Thrush can cause a horse to go lame if not treated. And for those of you who don't know, a lame horse is a dead horse. That's one of the main reason why you need to pick out your horse's hooves. It could get infected, causing your horse to go lame.
Notice another thing, horses really do have toes! When I first learned this I thought it was the coolest thing, y'all! Now when you get caught in one of those conversations and your friend says that horses don't have toes, well, you have a valid argument.
Alright, y'all, that about covers it. And don't forget to get those parts memorized! Comment below on what YOU think about horses having toes (and what YOU think about my book's new cover)! Sam out!