Seeing this problem, I thought of a few news: It was probably the domesticated horses that did not hold the horseshoes in time, so that the “nails” of the horseshoes grew so fast that the horses could not survive normally. Of course, in the end, the nails were cut and the horseshoes were trimmed to have a better “horse birth”… Therefore, everyone may consider how good wild horses are, and no one can help them with horseshoes. If the nails grow out, isn’t it also impossible to survive? There can be doubts. However, logically speaking, wild horses still exist and are not extinct. On this issue, should we understand how wild horseshoes exist and how they grow? This is a picture of a Mustang. You see, how free you are running, I think of ancient poems like “Quickly walk on Qingqiu”. Everyone pay attention to the hoofs of these wild horses, none of the “nails” are too long. This is how the Mustang survives. They must replenish the horseshoe in time to facilitate their running and living. Instead of thinking about trimming your nails. Family horse, are you still running? Oh, by the way, remember that mice grind their teeth? If the mouse does not grind its teeth, the mouse’s mouth will not open because of the long teeth. In reality, who sees a mouse that is supported by teeth and cannot eat and starve to death? Nature has already planned everything.

Someone told me that “the horseshoe is to prevent the horseshoe from wearing.” Uh… The horseshoe does have a little effect on preventing excessive wear of the horseshoe, but the main function of the horseshoe is to protect the horseshoe rather than prevent it from excessive wear. Even-for a horse pulling a cart, the protection of the horseshoe is not particularly tight. Its main function is more anti-skid, so that a certain amount of wear on the horseshoe is good for the horse and for people. The main composition of horseshoes is horny, which is the same as the composition of human nails. It should be noted that wild horses do not carry heavy objects. To put it ugly, carrying heavy objects can damage the horse’s hooves-just imagine using your fingernails to do push-ups, how would you feel. The horseshoe can be nailed to strengthen the friction between the horseshoe and the ground, and it can also balance the pressure on the horseshoe through a strong metal, reduce the risk of the horseshoe being fractured, and extend the life of the horseshoe. Horses that don’t have horseshoes are often unable to carry things because their hoofs are damaged (I have seen horses that have cracked bloody hoofs while walking). Such horses need to rest for a long time and wait until the hoofs are repaired before they can continue to carry. Things, it’s obviously not cost-effective to use horses in this way. Therefore, in order to exploit the labor force of horses, humans invented the “horseshoes”, nicknamed “protecting horseshoes”, but in fact it is to make better use of horses. ——Just like you wear shoes, wearing shoes can prevent excessive wear and even strain on the soles of your feet, but the main function of shoes is to protect your feet and reduce wear and tear, which is just a side effect of your shoes… Human beings when there is no nail clippers How do you cut your nails… I’m also curious. But to be honest, modern technology has created too many lazy people and people who sit back and relax. Whether it’s the “horsehoe” of horse’s nails or human’s nails, or even the nails of many animals, without the external force of “technical” trimming, there is still no problem: well, people can cut nails for dogs and cats. You can repair the hooves of cows and horses, but I don’t think anyone would dare to repair the nails of wolves, tigers, leopards, lions, etc. Even the hand structure is not much different from that of humans. The nails of monkeys, orangutans and other primates have not undergone any trimming. why? Because of wear and tear. Animal nails will keep growing. The reason is that animal nails will wear out constantly and must grow at a certain rate in order to maintain function and protect related organs. People are now lazy under the package of technology, so that the wear and tear of nails on the nails of the activities that people engage in every day is much lower than the growth rate of nails, so…people need to cut nails. The same is true for animals domesticated by humans. If you know that wild horses exercise hundreds of thousands of times more than domestic horses every day, you will know why wild horses don’t need manicure but domestic horses need… When he ran, he ran desperately in danger, and couldn’t sleep peacefully. As for the family horse… I have to hold back everything I have to do. I stay in the circle most of the time. Even if I can come out, most of them will slowly pull the goods. The chance of being a child is about zero, let alone running desperately… …There is no exercise, the nails are not worn enough, and the nails are long, so why not trim them? For the Mustang, I have only heard of the hoofs being worn out and bloody feet, and I have never seen the nails grow so long that they need to be repaired.


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7 months ago

So many people answered that they did not reach the point, not because the horses now do not exercise, but because of the horseshoes. Mustang hooves wear normally and do not need to be trimmed. A tamed horse needs to be equipped with horseshoes. Horseshoes are like human shoes. Horseshoes must be installed so that you can move in the area of human society without wearing shoes. How do you feel? Do you feel your feet? The horseshoe is inlaid on the horseshoe to effectively protect the horseshoe, but the natural wear of the horseshoe is almost zero no matter how much you walk. Therefore, the horseshoes keep growing, and the horseshoes need to be removed and trimmed and then installed.

7 months ago

This question is a bit interesting. In fact, many people have asked me in my previous work. Conversely, from a causal perspective, it is precisely because horses are raised in captivity that hoof repairs are needed. This might make you understand better. The reasons are 1, artificially changed the horse’s movement mode. Naturally or highly stocked horses, the horse will walk and run for a long time. The horny skin of horseshoes wears quickly, and there is no case that it grows too long. 2. Horses raised in artificial captivity are now mainly used for sports. While the shoe protects the horse’s hoof, it also has a mechanical effect. To make the hoofs fully function, the horseshoe horns are required to be smooth to fit the hoofs, because it is more necessary to repair the hoof. In summary: a horse in its natural state does not need to repair its hoof (and no one repairs it), and the requirements for horses are not so high. Artificially raised but stocked state (such as those wild horses on the dam, the horses in the zoo), although there are more activities, they are still less than in the natural state. Hoof repairs are required, but not so frequently. Horseshoes are not necessary. For professional sports horses, hoofs must be repaired, and they must be repaired very well and diligently.

7 months ago

Usually running and walking are enough. Refer to the wild relatives of domestic horses such as African zebras, wild horses, and wild donkeys. The reason why domestic horses need to repair their hoof and nail palms is that they have insufficient movement and lack of natural wear (there was a zebra the year before the northward move, and their hooves have grown into a boat shape), the ground is not right, the ground is too flat and the breeding lacks wear and tear, and the third is because of the family Whether the horse is a pack man or a puller, it will carry extra weight, which will easily cause the hooves (actually the nails) to deform. If the wrong equipment is used, such as an inappropriate saddle, it may even cause the spine to deform. So… if there is no one, many problems don’t exist. Of course, judging from the current biological evolution, the domestication of donkeys and horses by humans has also saved odd-hoofed animals to some extent. Compared with artiodactyla, horses and their close relatives have higher environmental requirements and environmental adaptability. Poor, the digestive ability is not as strong as that of cloven-hoofed animals. Even under the same natural conditions, the number of individuals and species of equine and its close relatives is far less than that of cloven-hoofed animals.

7 months ago

Horses don’t need to repair their hoofs. Normally, horse legs are different from other animals. You look long because the horse legs have normal thighs and calves, and the rest is a finger. Yes, that’s right, there was only one finger right away, and the others were degenerate, and then I walked with this finger. The horse hooves are actually the nails of the horse. Because the horse needs to run frequently, it grows into the shape of a hoof to protect the fingers. If nothing happens, the horse’s hoof does not need to be repaired, and the extra part will be worn away with daily activities. However, after being domesticated by humans, there were even more horses for work because of the increased activity. In this case, the growth rate of horses’ hooves could not keep up, and sometimes the horses’ hooves could be damaged by cracks. In this case, humans invented horseshoes to protect the horseshoes, which is equivalent to wearing a pair of iron shoes for the horse. The wear of the horseshoes is greatly reduced. It is only necessary to replace the horseshoes when the horseshoes are damaged or the horseshoes are overgrown. Then fix the horseshoe. Until now, because horses don’t need to do too much work, machines have replaced animal power, and many horses have insufficient activity, so not to mention horseshoes, horseshoes themselves are not worn enough, and the longer they get, the longer. You can go to see the videos of repairing horseshoes, because of the lack of activity, what the horseshoes are doing. Therefore, it is necessary to repair the horse’s hoof in time.

7 months ago

Elephants in the zoo need pedicure. Why do wild elephants need pedicure? Because of the long-distance migration of wild elephants, they wear out naturally. Why do humans pedicure horses? 1. Is there anyone from a rural background? Both cattle, sheep and horses need pedicure. Rotten hooves and cracked hooves are common diseases of livestock. When I was a child, my uncle kept a group of sheep, and he often built sheep hooves and scrubbed them with purple potion. . . You can also see many videos of animal husbandry countries applying medicine to cows on youtube. Why do cows, sheep and horses rot? Trauma infections, cleft hoofs, cowsheds and sheep pens are usually unclean, damp, and easy to breed bacteria. 2. Horseshoes and horseshoes are Celtic inventions. They are a great help for livestock. In the old days, cows used to pull carts had their palms fixed. The shape of a cow’s palm is different from that of a horseshoe. . a. This thing slows down the abrasion of livestock hoof b, increases the grip and friction of livestock hoof, and has stronger drag force. However, modern society is all cement roads and asphalt roads. Horseshoes will make horses slip on these grounds. , So Hyundai invented a variety of plastic horse shoes. In the natural environment, the hooves of animals are naturally worn, injured, infected, and dying naturally. It’s that simple.

7 months ago

Horseshoes are not required. The essence of the nail of the middle finger is to domesticate horses because the load is heavy and the hooves will split, so horseshoes are required. Wearing a horseshoe will not allow it to wear naturally, and it will grow longer and longer. It is necessary to sharpen the nails regularly. In the natural environment, horseshoe wear is not as serious as domesticated horses, but in a dynamic balance, just like cats grinding nails. As the nails continue to grow, the horse will often run blindly, and the horseshoe will maintain a stable state.

7 months ago

Before being domesticated, it was called an animal in the traditional way, but after domestication it was a domestic animal. Without humans, animals and horses need to wander around frequently, one is to find food and the other is to prevent predation by predators. The hooves do not need to be trimmed. A bit similar to those who move bricks on the construction site, who often touch the bricks with their hands will naturally wear their nails, and the nails will not stay long. After domestication, some horses do not work often, and their hooves grow naturally faster, and donkeys do not slow down either. I have watched a lot of short videos on the Internet. Some hooves will be messy and smelly, and some hooves will still run water (blood), which needs to be dealt with by the master repairer. Repair horseshoes and horseshoes that stinks and bleed are no longer sent out. Look for them on the Internet.

7 months ago

I think they will grind their hoofs by themselves, guess.
Hoof trimming is the same as we humans cutting nails. If humans can’t cut nails by themselves, there is a high probability that they will grind them, or they will be uncomfortable. I have also repaired the hoofs of sheep. They don’t hurt, but they are scared. For cattle and sheep in captivity, it is necessary to repair the hoof, because if the hoof is broken and injured, many farms will not treat it because of the high cost.

7 months ago

Natural wear and tear My roommate never cut his jio nails. I saw his toenails always look like dogs chewing, so I asked him curiously. He said that when the nails grow, they will fall off… The difference is not too much. The horseshoes are already in contact with the ground every day, and they will wear out. The horseshoes are mainly caused by people riding horses or camel heavy objects, which bring more wear and pressure to the horseshoe than the horseshoe itself should bear.

7 months ago

How to care for the hoof of a wild horse: 1. When a wild horse lives in the grassland in its natural state, it will run and plan the ground, etc., and polish off its nails (horse’s hoof). 2. Companions gnaw each other: Individuals in the group often clean each other’s skin after eating, generally stand in opposite directions, then stretch their heads to the side of their companions, and gently gnaw each other’s armor, shoulders, and back. , Hips, etc. Both sides ate the same part. When one side changes the position, the other side immediately changes accordingly. The cooperation is very tacit and perfect. Sometimes they also take care of themselves, including rolling, self-wiping and dispersing mosquitoes and flies, especially on sandy ground.

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