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 Importance of the “Before and After”

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We love to do before and after photo comparisons. They're fun and educational for us trimmers and also for our clients, the horse owners. I'm often surprised at how much has changed.I usually take...

What About Trimming the Bars?

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Very few hoof trimming issues are as controversial as trimming the bars. Opinions vary greatly, from not touching them at all to cutting them down all the way to the sole level or beyond...

5 Ways to Help Your Horse Escape Hoof Discomfort with TheraPads

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We all know that feeling - the one you get after you’ve walked all day in a pair of new, flat shoes on hard floors. The dogs are barking, and no matter how many...

Get a Grip

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When you understand the hoof as a complex, flexible, living structure and then consider a shoe as a rigid cast, it's easier to imagine what the rest of the horse must do to compensate...

Balanced Hoof, Balanced Horse

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Lateral or medial imbalances are fairly common and a symptom of uneven hoof loading.  To treat them properly, it's important to understand the cause. The load is dependent on a horse's conformation and muscle...

Bringing a Sole Back To New Life Through Shorter Trimming Cycles

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The healing art of a smooth transition from a distorted pathological foot to a sustainable bare foot and then on to a well developed barefoot lies in the knowledge of proper form and recognizing...

Hoof Boots And Horse Shoes That Promote Hoof Mechanism

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EasyCare has built our hoof protection line around the theory of hoof mechanism. Products that encourage mechanism while protecting the equine hoof.Hoof mechanism definition from Wikipedia:"The horse hoof is not at all a rigid...

Transitioning From Shod To Barefoot

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Submitted by Karen Bumgarner, Team Easyboot 2015 MemberI brought home a new horse home at the end of July. Yeah I know, I didn't need one, but he's here and I love the big...

Five Things You Should Know If You Are Thinking of Pulling Shoes

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When I decided to make the transition to barefoot I made a commitment to stick with it for six months. That was six years ago and I haven't looked back. Two of those horses...