Tips From an Amateur Trimmer – “Boot Maine-ia”

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A few weeks ago I received a set of Grips and a set of studded Gloves to test in snow and ice here in the frozen Northeast.  Since that first successful test, we've had an...

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...

Trimming the Toed-Out or Toed-In Foot

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I wrote an article on how to maintain your horse's trim between your trimmer's visits for this week's On the Hoof entry. But I saw a horse yesterday that brought up an issue I...

Hoof Capsule Distortions, Part 4

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In the last three posts we examined the different reasons as to why hoof capsules get stressed and distorted. In today's final instalment we conclude with a discussion about the sole and its function....

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...

Don’t Force the Fit

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Have you ever struggled getting your tight-fitting Easyboots onto your horse's hooves towards the end of the trimming cycle? Some of our styles, such as the Easyboot Glove Soft, don't offer a lot of...

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...

That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ To It: The Learning Curve

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Submitted by David LandrevilleThat's My Story by Collin Raye was a popular song in the 90's. I don't know how many times back then I would hear someone finish their sentence with the line,...

Is Your Horse Really a Goat?

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With all the different trim styles out there it can be difficult to make value decisions for your horse’s feet. Every horse is different, and depending on the environment, the horse’s job and where...

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...