Australian College of Equine Podiotherapy

EasyCare is lucky to have such talented and passionate people like those at the Australian College of Equine Podiotherapy working hard to get the barefoot message out and get others educated. 2010 has been...

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”...

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...

Older Horses: Hoof and Joint Care

During my daily conversations with our customers, I'm finding that more and more people are calling me about their older horse. Many are very proud because they have transitioned an older horse from shoes to...

Protective Horse Boots

The horse we have today arose in about 7000 BC and domesticated about 4000 BC. The horses were bred and ridden without shoes until medieval times when people started confining horses. The hooves started getting bad...

Trimming Tools and the Art of Maintenance

There are many reasons for that development, but the fact is that more and more riders and horse owners are now trimming their horses hooves without the help of professional hoof technicians and farriers....

Nutrition is Part of Natural Hoof Care

By Kentucky Equine Research Inc. Article # 16666 The nutritionists at Kentucky Equine Research are frequently asked questions about dietary influences on hoof health. Questions have been posed by farriers, veterinarians, trainers, and owners. In...

Heel-First Landing: A Good Indicator of A Balanced Trim

The barefoot horse movement and its veterinary researchers have come up with a reliable way to tell whether a horses barefoot hoof is well-trimmed overall. Traditionally, people understood the importance of breakover to a horse's...

English Thoroughbreds Can’t Go Barefoot, Can They?

Well thats what we are led to believe. The truth is, with the right trim, diet and excercise there is no reason why virtually any horse cannot enjoy the benefits of an iron-free lifestyle....

DIY – Maintaining Your Trim

Sprung from the recent Easycare Webinars are discussions left and right regarding trimming and maintaining the trim, as well as the status of Duncan's bachelorhood (he is a hottie-patottie and could probably find 864...

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