How to Check Hoof Balance

Would you like to impress your trimmer? A fun exercise to try at home is determining if your horse’s hoof is balanced. All you need is a ruler and a permanent marker. Hoof care professionals...

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

By Hoof Care Practitioner David Landreville of Landreville Hoof Care If 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...

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...

Soft Country Feet Revisited

Some months back I wrote an article, Soft-Country Feet?, where I suggested that hoof ailments such as hoof cracks, white-line disease and thrush, common to horses living in soft, wet environments could be reduced or eliminated...

What to Expect From Your Barefoot Trimmer

With the natural hoof care movement growing by leaps and bounds, many horse owners are seeking out barefoot trimmers. But just as in all professions, there are good and bad. Many people latch on...

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...

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...

Watch My Back!

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...

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...

Managing the Club Hoof

Many articles have been written about club 'footed' horses. Actually, horse do not have 'feet', dogs and humans do, but horses have hooves. Therefore the term 'barefoot', as much as it is in common...

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