DHF Addressing Hoof Distortion: Slippering Heels

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There are many ideas surrounding how to address the back of the foot with our trim. Heels, bars, frog...some trimming techniques are more aggressive than others, recommending more or less removal of material.I was...

The Healing Power of Barefoot featured in Equus Magazine

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Congratulations to Barefoot trimmer and EasyCare dealer, Karen Reeves of Keno, OR. whose work was recently featured in Equus Magazine. The magazine ran a nice article titled Healing a Hoof Crack, "A Hoof Made Whole". Karen as many of you already know...

Choose Your Weapons! The Right Tools Make Barefoot Trimming Easier

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Wandering around a farrier's supply store, whether in person or online, can be a little boggling. You really just need nippers, a hoof knife, and a rasp... but which ones?First and foremost, be prepared...

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...

How To Reduce Collisional Force

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I’ve always thought it would be cool to be a runner. We would have cross-country runs once a month when I was a kid and I thought it rather exotic for the entire phys...

What to Know About Trimming the Toe…

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Generally, trimming the toe properly is relatively simple. On a reasonably healthy foot, bring the wall about an 1/8" above sole plane, and bevel back to the waterline. Your bevel will be stronger on...

What In The World Is The F Balance?

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What is the difference between the length and the height of a hoof's heel? The photo below illustrates it.The yellow arrow shows the height, the red arrow shows the length of the heel. So, why...

Looking Beyond Frequent Hoof Trimming as the Magic Fix for Hoof Rehab

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By Hoof Care Practitioner David Landreville of Landreville Hoof CareIf you’re struggling with hoof issues, don't fool yourself into thinking that merely trimming more frequently is going to be a magic fix. There’s always a...

How To Grow Some Foot

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Just in case you were hoping for your horse to grow some foot at an incredibly alarming rate, I have determined the guaranteed formula.1) Trim horse with your normal barefoot trim, taking care to...

Dorsal Hoof Capsule Distortions

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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...