Horse A – Sweaty Socks

Back when I was trying to get Roo's rear Easyboot Gloves to stay on, and before I figured out that he needed to be in the next size smaller, one of the suggestions that...

Bringing Up Baby. Or, Lord, Give Me Strength.

Last summer, I got the crazy idea in my head that I wanted to raise a youngster to be my next superstar endurance/dressage horse. Yay! My very own baby to raise and start and...

Dr. Tomas Teskey’s Natural Hoof Care Clinic – Part 1

This past Saturday, I attended the natural hoof care and hoof dissection clinic held in Hereford, Arizona with two of my fellow EasyCare team members, Dee Hoime and Shari Murray. It was held...

Keeping Up With the Trim

How often do you need to trim your horses hooves? The answer to this question will vary widely, because horses in different situations wear their feet differently. On one end of the scale, we have heard...

Khopy Cat

Creating a barefoot transitioning program for myself first began by begging, borrowing and stealing information from those who have been there, done that, finding things that sound good and looking for other things to...

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...

The Relationship Between Heel-First Landings and Breakover

I found an interesting article about heel-first landing and breakover on barefoothorse. The barefoot movement and its veterinary researchers have come up with a reliable way to determine whether a hoof is well-trimmed overall. The...

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...

Navicular: Excepts from an Article by Cheryl Sutor

The most common cause of lameness in horses is found in the navicular area of the horse's hoof. The terms Navicular Disease and Navicular Syndrome are often used to define navicular problems. Navicular problems are...

Transitioning and Barefooting in the Coastal Redwoods

Submitted by Natalie HermanI am a natural hoofcare provider and endurance rider living on the Northern California coast. I'm up by Eureka CA, almost to the Oregon border and a stone’s throw from the...

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