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Our very popular HoofScan assessment is designed to present

the horse owner and hoof care provider with accurate, detailed and objective 'report based' data on the condition of their horses feet.

We use digital x-ray equipment to take podiatry radiographs, which are then analysed using Metron software. These marked x-rays are then forwarded to the owner and/or hoof care provider with a detailed report.

Over the last 8 years we have completed more than 2000 HoofScan assessments. The horses we have assessed include national level horses, through to paddock and retired horses, We have completed assessments for horses in nearly all disciplines, including the racing industry, horses competing in Dressage, Eventing and Showjumping, Western horses; including Reiners,


Taking radiographs for the HoofScan assessment

Western Dressage and Western Performance, Endurance horses, Challenge and Cutting horses, Riding Club & Pony Club horses and Trail Riding horses.

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Marked Radiograph - Lateral View

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Marked Radiograph -DP View

A horses feet are its foundation, and the balance and alignment of the feet and distal limb can have major implications on nearly every facet of your horse. This includes its stance/posture, general well-being and level of comfort, through to behaviour, soundness and performance.


Recent studies conclude that over 72% of all front limb lameness could be contributed to less than ideal foot balance and/or alignment. Studies also conclude that trimming and shoeing have an enormous influence upon the soundness of the horse and that a large proportion of lameness seen today, could be prevented through good farriery.

As horse owners, it can be difficult to get an 'objective' opinion on the condition of your horses feet. As hoof care providers, we rarely have access to all of the information we need on the feet of the horses we are working on, as in most cases we are unable to see important internal measures and alignments. 


Our HoofScan assessments offer better understanding and peace of mind to the owner, whilst presenting your hoof care provider with 'all of the important information' required to maximise the benefit of their work to your horse.

It's highly recommended that all ridden horses have a yearly HoofScan assessment. The initial assessment gives us a baseline of where your horses feet are at, which can be referred to for comparison of future assessments. Yearly assessments will go a long way to preventing problems caused by less than ideal hoof balance, proportions and alignments.

With horses and their feet, prevention is much preferable than cure!

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