What About Trimming the Bars?

Very few hoof trimming issues are as controversial as trimming the bars. Opinions vary greatly, from not touching them at all to cutting them down all the way to the sole level or beyond...

5 Ways to Help Your Horse Escape Hoof Discomfort with TheraPads

We all know that feeling - the one you get after you’ve walked all day in a pair of new, flat shoes on hard floors. The dogs are barking, and no matter how many...

Get a Grip

When you understand the hoof as a complex, flexible, living structure and then consider a shoe as a rigid cast, it's easier to imagine what the rest of the horse must do to compensate...

Balanced Hoof, Balanced Horse

Lateral or medial imbalances are fairly common and a symptom of uneven hoof loading.  To treat them properly, it's important to understand the cause. The load is dependent on a horse's conformation and muscle...

Bringing a Sole Back To New Life Through Shorter Trimming Cycles

The healing art of a smooth transition from a distorted pathological foot to a sustainable bare foot and then on to a well developed barefoot lies in the knowledge of proper form and recognizing...

Hoof Boots And Horse Shoes That Promote Hoof Mechanism

EasyCare has built our hoof protection line around the theory of hoof mechanism. Products that encourage mechanism while protecting the equine hoof. Hoof mechanism definition from Wikipedia: "The horse hoof is not at all a rigid...

Transitioning From Shod To Barefoot

Submitted by Karen Bumgarner, Team Easyboot 2015 Member I brought home a new horse home at the end of July. Yeah I know, I didn't need one, but he's here and I love the big...

Five Things You Should Know If You Are Thinking of Pulling Shoes

When I decided to make the transition to barefoot I made a commitment to stick with it for six months. That was six years ago and I haven't looked back. Two of those horses...

Marie’s Opinion

Submitted by David Landreville, Guest HCP Transitioning horses from shoes or neglected bare feet into properly shaped, fully functional, and comfortable bare feet can be challenging. If you don't care for a good challenge, you're...

Taking a Look Back: Horse Hoof Ingenuities From 1891

Our American-English is a dialect that is ever-changing. I love picking up old books and reading each sentence carefully and looking up words that I am certain couldn’t be real. An example is “aquabib”...

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