Healing Zahara

Submitted by Stacey Maloney, Team Easyboot 2012 Member Many people may remember this picture from earlier this spring. Pretty ugly I know. This is my mare, Zahara, after about six months of healing from a wire...

Bringing a Sole Back To New Life Through Shorter Trimming Cycles

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 Capsule Distortions/Flares

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...

Freedom Movement

Submitted by David Landreville, Landreville Hoof Care Someone recently asked me how to convince their clients to schedule their horse(s) on a shorter trim cycle. One of my clients had this horse's leg bone and...

Transition Tuesday: There’s Something Funky Going On

There's something funky going on at Gotta Go Ranch. Redford and Rocky I'm not sure what it is, but all the horses are going through big changes in their feet. Take Redford and Rocky for instance....

Heel-First Landing: A Good Indicator of A Balanced Trim

The barefoot horse movement and its veterinary researchers have come up with a reliable way to tell whether a horses barefoot hoof is well-trimmed overall. Traditionally, people understood the importance of breakover to a horse's...

If you have been following my previous posts, you know that I like to provide information to folks new to barefoot. I was a trimmer for 6 years and during that time I specialized...

Money Talkin: Barefoot Thoroughbred to Re-Race in 2012

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }a.western:link { } It may be Derby Days for some, but not for me. I'd rather be following the second career of barefoot, natural thoroughbred, Money Talkin owned, re-trained and...

3 Tips for Successfully Using the EasyShoe Flex Clips

Think about this for a moment - horses are shod statically for when they are in dynamic motion. It seems incredible that we shoe a horse standing for when he is moving. It's a...

What is Hoof Contraction?

This quick reference guide was found in the Horse's Hoof magazine, it was created to provide photo resource to help horse-owners identify some of the most common hoof problems.   Here is a very contracted hoof: A...

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