How to Check Hoof Balance

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Would you like to impress your trimmer? A fun exercise to try at home is determining if your horse’s hoof is balanced. All you need is a ruler and a permanent marker.Hoof care professionals...

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

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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...

Barefoot Horse Turns Heads At The National Finals Rodeo!

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If you are a rodeo fan you know there is no better place to be in December than Las Vegas! The WNFR or Wrangler National Finals Rodeo draws over 200,000 people and is the largest single...

Natural Hoofcare or Barefoot Hoofcare

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There are generic terms being used to describe the care and use of barefooted horses in all disciplines known as "natural hoofcare" or "barefoot hoofcare." They are not only a horse hoof trimming method/barefoot...

A Barefoot Hoof Trimmer’s Guide to Tool Use

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Now that you've selected your hoof knife, nippers and rasp, you're ready to actually use them. But for a lot of folks, the first trims feel really awkward, and the tools unwieldy. Natural hoof...

What’s the Difference?

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Shoeing a horse versus going barefoot has probably been an ongoing argument since the first day a horse sandal was made by braiding dry grasses together. It’s quite common to be skeptical of innovation....

Manilla Tom Quilty 2010 – Booted Horses are More Likely to Finish!

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 Last weekend saw endurance riders from all over the Australia and from around the world gather at Manilla, NSW for this years Quilty. The Quilty is Australia's oldest and most prestigious endurance ride. 11...

Stabilizing Pedal Osteitis with a Glue-On Shell and Therapeutic Elevation Aid

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In this case study submitted by Philip Himanka of Not Only Barefoot LLC, he describes the approach that he and Dr. Allen Landes took to help stabilize the coffin bone on a mare with...

The Dynamic Hoof

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We all know the importance of fitting hoof boots correctly, more than once we have we read the phrase on EasyCare's blog and website 'The single most important factor when fitting a hoof boot...

Jake’s Fault: A Pictorial of Healing

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Who:  Magnum owned by Joe Kunkel a.k.a. Joe the Barefoot TrimmerWhere:  Midland, TX.When:  May 14, 2012 - March 13, 2013The story behind the story: Magnum shown below is owned by EasyCare dealer and...