Gain Knowledge on Common Foot Conditions

Action Point: I will read at least 3 articles (aside from the mandatory course ones), from reliable resources, this week on common foot conditions.

Rational: “Hoof Health and Conditions” is such a broad topic, which I have very little knowledge about, therefore for me to get the most out of this unit, be an informed equine owner, and to meet the learning outcomes, I will need to do some additional reading.

Steps to Achievement: In order for me to achieve this goal I will need to select 3 articles (or more if I still feel that I am not understanding) from reliable resources, read them, and make notes on them.

Articles for Me to Read:

Horse Hoof Anatomy

Action Point: Put up horse hoof anatomy charts and diagrams in my barn.

Rational: I personally find horse hoof anatomy to be difficult, as it is so detailed. By having a visual (and physical) chart I will retain more knowledge and understanding, as it will be something I will look at daily.

Steps to Achievement: To achieve this goal I will print off the charts/ diagrams, laminate them, and hang them in the barn in a high traffic area (I will also place a copy in my binder to help me with further assignments).

Charts and Diagrams: