Transition Tuesday: Taking The Stress Out

Second Time's a Charm This is actually the fifth horse I've transitioned, but I hope you'll forgive the stretch in the subheading. The first four horses were all transitioned at about the same time in...

Now Is The Time To Transition

Transition is the phase after you have pulled your horse's shoes and when he starts rebuilding and restoring his hooves. What you want to achieve is a level of comfort, soundess and usability...

Balancing Booted and Bare

It's that time of year where spring seems to have sprung, at least in our neck of the woods. I am sure as I am writing this there is a wicked snowstorm or impressive...

Trimming the Toed-Out or Toed-In Foot

I wrote an article on how to maintain your horse's trim between your trimmer's visits for this week's On the Hoof entry. But I saw a horse yesterday that brought up an issue I...

That Big Trot

  Endurance riders love a BIG trot. When looking at your upcoming superstar or admiring how your favourite horse trucks down the trail, nothing excites more Oohs and Aahs amongst endurance riders than that big...

Which Hoof Had Glue-Ons?

There is a fantastic discussion going on at the Easyboot Facebook page. Garrett put up the photo below to see if the readers can guess which one has never had boots and which one...

Trimming Tips: Making it Easy for You AND the Horse

What’s comfortable for you as a barefoot hoof trimmer might work for many horses, but not all of them. Any time the horse you’re working on gets wiggly, it’s a good idea to take...

Reflections on Hoof Care in the 21st Century – Pete Ramey

Congratulations to the The Horse's Hoof magazine, as it celebrates its 10th year anniversary. This 40th issue is beyond fantastic. EasyCare's President and CEO Garrett Ford kick things off with the cover story, followed by articles written by some of...

Join the Crowd

If you ask me, it's more than a crowd: it's a stampede. More and more horse owners are discovering the overwhelming benefits of maintaining their horses in a natural life style and barefoot and...

Why Is The Horse Industry One Of the Slowest To Change?

Look at the other sporting goods industries and see how fast they are changing. Mountain bikes change every year and we are now seeing carbon frames, carbon wheels and complete bikes that weigh less...

RECENT POSTS