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...

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...

Step by Step Trim Progression

I talk a lot here about how to go about trimming a hoof, but this week, I wanted show a hoof at each stage of my trim. Before we start, though, I think this is...

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...

Rookies Go Gluing: Ten Things First Time Gluers Should Know

I have now taken part in two different gluing occasions once with gluing on EasyShoes and most recently with gluing on shells. Rebecca and I (Devan) still have not come to an agreement about...

Basic Tips for Natural Hoof Care

Here is some good knowledge about natural hoof care for horse owners from farrier/trimmer Keith Seeley. Every horse owner should have a basic idea of hoof care so that he/she can be aware of issues...

Dorsal Hoof Capsule Distortions

Today we want to examine dorsal hoof capsule distortions (HCD), high and low syndromes and club feet. All dorsal HCD will again display flares, this time just dorsally. And flares are a sign of...

From the Farm to the Track

I never thought I would ever trim for thoroughbred race horses.  After all, my barn is full of off-the-track race horses who have come to me with terrible feet.  OK, so I currently only...

Hoof Radiographs: They Give You X-Ray Vision – Part One

There is so much about the foot we are expected to interpret from external landmarks: sole depth, toe length, heel height, position of the bones, soft tissue inside the capsule, and more! Most of...

Hoof Resection Isn’t a Dirty Word: Part 1

Hoof resections are one of those terms in hoof care that can mean different things to different people, ranging from debriding a hoof crack to removal of the wall in laminitis. Most hoof professional's...

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