A well cared for hoof is essential. Follow this simple guide for healthy, well maintained hooves. A well cared for hoof is vital for the prevention of lameness, joint, back and leg problems and enables your horse to move freely and comfortably. You will need a hoof pick, an experienced farrier, hoof growth treatment, a bucket of water, a water brush, and a brush and some hoof grease. Then, check the hooves, take care of the hoof wall, trim the hooves, and shoe him regularly.