Strong and healthy hooves are at the base of a good and healthy horse. Hooves can be very delicate when in bad shape. Keeping them neat every time you go riding, is therefore a sheer act of caring. Always check the hoofs for signals of cracks, inflammation, etc and keep them healthy with a nourishing hoofoil.
That being said, the inside of the hoof is even more delicate. A good hoofcare routine will help you along the way.