Watching horses is part of your educational process. How does your horse stand when he is resting? How does your horse look while grazing? Does your horse always extend the same leg when grazing? If so, this may indicate an imbalance. How does your horse move at all gaits with no rider? These are all great points to start knowing more about your horse than anyone else does, and it is a great place to start in the creation of a great team.
Your horse should have his feet trimmed and shod on average every six to eight weeks. When you look at your horse's healthy feet, it is normal for the front and back feet to have a different shape.
Hoof dressings are not all for the same type of conditions. Be sure you are buying products that are suitable to both your horse's hoof and the surrounding ground conditions.