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...

Ups and Downs of Going Barefoot

I decided to take my mare, Fancy, barefoot in December of last year. With shoes, she was interfering all the time and kept reaching over with her back feet. As soon as the shoes...

More Than Just Hoofcare

Pulling my horse's shoes and learning about natural hoof care was the start of something big for me. I thought that the only change would be that instead of using iron horse shoes I would...

The Gloriousness of the Easyboot Glove in Snow

Whether your horse is barefoot all year or for just the winter months, hoof boots are always a viable option. In the short video below, The Fury is being ridden in standard issue Easyboot...

Gloves Back Country – Our ATF (All-Terrain Footwear)

My horse, Lonestar Johnny Skywalker, a National Show Horse, will be 13 this coming June (2013). I’ve had him for 12 years and he’s never been shod in his life, because I'm a firm...

Uno Gets a Mega-Trim – Part 2

Here's the second half of Uno getting his Mega-Trim after seven weeks of no trimming in order to let everything grow out for a "reset". All the usual caveats apply - this is how...

Natural Hoof Care Terms

A lot of horse owners these days are moving towards doing their own barefoot trimming.  Below are some natural hoof care terms that are always good to know when looking to start doing your own hoof...

Minerals Are Good for the Hoof

Various minerals are important for a healthy horse, and healthy hooves. I read a really great article in the Horse's Hoof, Winter 2012-Issue 45, written by Marijke van de Water. Marijke is an Equine...

Transitioning to Barefoot Tips

Taking a horse barefoot requires the owner to take a lot of responsibility for their horse's feet.  Gone will be the days of arranging for the farrier every 6-8 week and not thinking any...

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...

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