The Frog: Bare Vs Shod

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I rode a few horses barefoot the other day and out on the trail I ran into some hoof prints of a horse that was clearly wearing shoes. As I looked at the hoof...

Natural Trimming, What Is It?

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The horse hoof is a magnificent piece of workmanship. It is complex, yet simple. It is a pump and a shock absorber. In order for it to do it's job properly, it must be...

What is Hoof Contraction?

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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...

Snow Days!

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Keeping consistent with my recently decided goal of staying positive all winter, I have been trying to make something good out of something that we might normally complain about this time of year. We...

Uno Gets a Mega-Trim – Part 2

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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...