4-H Goes Bare and Booted

4-H has been a big part of my horse life. We have always had horses at home but 4-H introduced me to other kids that rode horses. I still remember one of my first 4-H...

Jake’s Fault: A Pictorial of Healing

Who:  Magnum owned by Joe Kunkel a.k.a. Joe the Barefoot Trimmer Where:  Midland, TX. When:  May 14, 2012 - March 13, 2013 The story behind the story: Magnum shown below is owned by EasyCare dealer and...

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...

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Hoofjack

Many years ago, I ordered my first Hoofjack from a local farrier supply store. The one man show was run by an old time farrier. With obvious contempt he said: "What do you need that...

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...

Cracking the Code on Hoof Cracks

What causes hoof cracks? There are many factors that contribute to the development of hoof cracks and understanding the cause is the key to developing a solution. Infrequent Trim Schedule The first factor and the...

Debate? What Debate?

Rumor has it that there is still a debate going on about what’s best for horses: steel shoes or barefoot? Years ago I came across the writings of Dr. Tomas Teskey, D.V.M.. The unfettered foot:...

Got Iron?

Submitted by Natalie Herman A good example of a horse that should be black, but has the typical 'bleached' look to the coat and mane. The coat is very rough looking and shedding in patches...

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...

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...

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