That’s Not The Shape of My Hoof

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Submitted by David Landreville, Guest HCP BloggerWhen trimming horses' hooves, finding the true form is very much like sculpting. It's not the kind of sculpting that first comes to mind though, where you would...

High and Low From Above

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Okay, let's do it, let us move higher. At least a few feet above the hoof level:This horse's front left hoof is ahead of the right one. Left hoof is also larger, has a...

Stella is 1/10th Goldfish: The After Shots

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I mentioned that I was going to leave her flaky sole in there and just lower that hoof wall to get her sole more in contact with the ground. I could've knifed out the...

Stella’s Hooves: Before Shots

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I could possibly retitle this, as this was not pictures of her hooves before consuming 1oz quantities of alcohol and, I assure you, they would look no different after whiskey was consumed.I wanted to...

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...

Floating The Heel

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Finally we have successfully rebalanced the hooves and achieved an accurate M/L balance, only to discover to our dismay a few weeks later that same M/L imbalance again. What went wrong with our last...

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...

Jake’s Fault: A Pictorial of Healing

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Who:  Magnum owned by Joe Kunkel a.k.a. Joe the Barefoot TrimmerWhere:  Midland, TX.When:  May 14, 2012 - March 13, 2013The story behind the story: Magnum shown below is owned by EasyCare dealer and...

Balancing Booted and Bare

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It's that time of year where spring seems to have sprung, at least in our neck of the woods. I am sure as I am writing this there is a wicked snowstorm or impressive...

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Hoofjack

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Many years ago, I ordered my first Hoofjack from a local farrier supply store. The one man show was run by an old time farrier. With obvious contempt he said:"What do you need that...