Please type in your horse's name here:

   Please select your horse's location from the drop-down.  

                 Please select from the drop-down one answer for each of the six questions.

1. In the past 6 months, how often did your horse have some pain related to his feet?

2. What best describes the appearance of your horse's feet?


3. During the past 6 months, how often did your horse get at least 45 minutes of structured exercise
                 (not just turnout)?

4. During the past 6 months, what best describes your horse's diet regarding grass and hay?


5. During the past 6 months, what best describes your horse's diet regarding grain?

6. During the past 6 months, which of the following best describes the appearance of your horse?


           Add together the point values for the six questions. You will get a total between 6 and 30.
                                       
                                                   My Horse's Healthy Hoof Test Score is
If your horse's score is 24 or greater, your horse's feet are on the correct path, but do show this test to both your veterinarian and farrier for their comments. Foot problems like laminitis are very unpredictable and mild changes in diet, such as pasture grass getting more "lush" with no reduction in grain intake or pasture grass turnout time, can influence the onset of laminitis. You should score your horse’s hoof health again in 6 to 12 months.
If your horse's score is less than 24, this may be an indication that your horse's feet are having or about to have problems that need consult with both your veterinarian and farrier. Additional management, laboratory tests, or radiographs may be suggested to help to increase your horse's score or to help solve or prevent foot problems.
Note: As of Jan 22, 2013 we have had 62% of a total of 417 responses over the past 2 1/2 years "at risk" horses/ponies.

Please email us to tell us how this test may have helped you horse.


contact  DickMansmann@gmail.com or add the information below before pressing the "Submit" button.
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More about your horse's score.
Your answers to this six-question Healthy Horse Hoof Test will provide a score that can help you determine if your current horse hoof care plan is appropriate. Discuss the results of this test with your veterinarian and farrier to assist you in determining the best care for your horse.
Healthy Horse Hoof Test
Sponsored by Equine Podiatry & Rehabilitation Mobile Practice of North Carolina   Richard A. Mansmann, VMD, PhD   Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517     
Select one answer for each question below.
Total the point values for your answers
Select that total score at the bottom of the page.
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Press the "Submit" button to share your score with us.