Barefoot Trimming Tip While Using Your Hoofjack

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Here is a barefoot horse hoof trimming tip from Kevin Keeler, owner and manufacturer of the Hoofjack........."One aspect of the hoof care industry that I have enjoyed is the open, enthusiastic, sharing of information...

The Myth of Matching Feet

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Most barefoot horses do not have perfectly matching feet. Why? Often, the shapes of the coffin bones inside them are very different. When the bone angles vary by up to 15°, is it any...

Barefoot Trimming The Success Of The Future

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I personally believe the biggest challenge to natural horse care and barefoot trimming is the number of natural hoof care professionals in the field. Easycare receives 100's of calls every month from consumers looking...

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...

Watch My Back!

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Actually I'm just kidding. What I really meant to say is: Watch your back!The human knee is not well designed for all the sport and work activities we expose it to. Anyone who has...

Hoof Capsule Distortions/Flares

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This is the first issue in a mini series on hoof capsule distortions, short HCD.During these blogs, we'll examine the reasons why the occur, how we identify them, what we can do to correct...

That’s Not The Shape of My Hoof

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Submitted by David Landreville, Guest HCP BloggerWhen trimming horses' hooves, finding the true form is very much like sculpting. It's not the kind of sculpting that first comes to mind though, where you would...

Our Second Natural Hoof Trim

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The new hoof growth. This picture was taken four days before I met Trista in Waco for the trim. The hoof cracks are smaller.I rasped Newt's hooves for the first two weeks after his first...

Booting In Vermont

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Well we have had several days of rain this week and our pastures are muddier than I have ever seen them. Then the sun came out and they graded the roads and they are...

The Mystery of the Collateral Grooves

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Original article by Maria Siebrand of The Thoughtful Horseman.Measuring Uniform, Adequate Sole Depth Using the Collateral GroovesThe above image is from Marjorie Smith's barefoothorse.com (thank you, Marjorie!) but I've relabeled the image because...