Uno’s Official 2011 Boot Sizing Ceremony

Well, so much for my "Trimming Day" plan - a two-week bout of lurgy sickness resulted in a stupendous 4 out of 24 feet being trimmed. Better than nothing, but not exactly what I'd...

A Barefoot Hoof Trimmer’s Guide to Tool Use

Now that you've selected your hoof knife, nippers and rasp, you're ready to actually use them. But for a lot of folks, the first trims feel really awkward, and the tools unwieldy. Natural hoof...

How To Grow Some Foot

Just in case you were hoping for your horse to grow some foot at an incredibly alarming rate, I have determined the guaranteed formula. 1) Trim horse with your normal barefoot trim, taking care to...

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...

A Charming New Addition

Sometimes, no matter how much you try to force something to work, it just wasn't meant to be. I wrote about my big grey gelding, Khopy, frequently in this blog throughout the past year....

Mastering Boot Fit: The Top Five Solutions You Should Know

If you had to look back over 2010, what would be the most resonating lesson you learned? For me, it was having the privilege of watching Duncan McLaughlin manage the hoof care of 12 or...

Your Horse May Have Thrush

My Horse Can't Get Thrush Sure she can! Even the most unlikely of equine candidates run the risk of getting thrush. It happened to a friend of mine just a couple of weeks ago right...

The Dynamic Hoof

As the seasons change so do horses' hooves. Many people view horses' hooves as static objects that do not change significantly once the horse has reached maturity. In actuality, the hoof is incredibly dynamic...

Small Thing Sells His Soul to the Weather Gods (In Which We Don’t Make...

It's possible that Small Thing is in league with the weather gods. Last Saturday we were supposed to be galloping across the NV desert (...well, maybe doing a frantic speed-trot) on our first official...

My Solution for Grass Cracks

Submitted by Christina Kramlich Bowie, Team Easyboot 2011 member  I was a little worried back in May when this nasty crack appeared on Czeale’s right front hoof.  Czeale's RF (May). It seemed to pop up overnight and...

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