F-Bomb

There are certain words that you just DON'T say around certain groups of people. We don't say "steak" in front of a group of vegans, don't say "Ford" at a Dodge dealership and you...

The Mystery of the Collateral Grooves

Original article by Maria Siebrand of The Thoughtful Horseman. Measuring Uniform, Adequate Sole Depth Using the Collateral Grooves The above image is from Marjorie Smith's barefoothorse.com (thank you, Marjorie!) but I've relabeled the image because...

Basic Barefoot Hoof Trim Guidelines (And a Few Noteworthy Caveats)

Acute laminitis cases and other severe hoof problems aside, here are some good general guidelines for a non-invasive, basic barefoot trim.   Trim Wall to Live Sole Plane  As a general rule, bringing wall height within 1/8”...

Uno’s Official 2011 Boot Sizing Ceremony

Well, so much for my "Trimming Day" plan - a two-week bout of lurgy sickness resulted in a stupendous 4 out of 24 feet being trimmed. Better than nothing, but not exactly what I'd...

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...

Rx Hoof Boots Aid in Asymmetry Rehabilitation

Here at EasyCare, we have some top notch individuals working along side us as dealers. The following article was written by Jason McClure out of Hutchinson, Kansas. For eight years, Jason shod horses for just about every discipline imaginable....

Natural Hoofcare or Barefoot Hoofcare

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...

Horse Hoof Confirmation

Horse Hoof Conformation ... interesting article I found at www.localriding.com! Horse hoof conformation is the result of the 50-million-year evolution of the horse. Both wild and domesticated species share a similar hoof shape and function and...

Old Dogs and New Tricks

Having had shod horses "forever"...started to rethink barefoot when my 25 year old's feet were looking so out of balance in shoes...and he was moving as if his feet hurt...and I couldn't get the...

Why the Anger Toward Shod Owners? Why the Hatred Directed at Barefoot Owners?

I've seen many conflicts over the last couple of months between well-meaning horse owners who believe either in the shod horse or barefoot horse, but not both.  The conflicts often escalate and end in...

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