High Heels and Sore Toes, Not Just on Girls Night Out

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Submitted by Tennesee Mahoney, Team Easyboot 2012 MemberWe all know (directly or indirectly) the often painful results associated with a day or night in high heels.  I remind myself every girls-night-out.  Of course, I...

Money Talkin: Barefoot Thoroughbred to Re-Race in 2012

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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...

Get the Drift

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Submitted by David Landreville, Guest HCPThe photos below are the right front foot of a right fore-limb dominant Warmblood. She stands 17h and has size four feet. These photos span five months time. The...

Your Horse May Have Thrush

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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...

A Charming New Addition

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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....

Booting Freedom

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Submitted by Karen Bumgarner, Team Easyboot 2012 Member The day dawned gorgeous and frosty and my plan was to ride. So I get on the phone and call friend A."Hey do you want to ride...

Hoof Capsule Distortions/Flares

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This is the first issue in a mini series on hoof capsule distortions, short HCD.During these blogs, we'll examine the reasons why the occur, how we identify them, what we can do to correct...

The Relationship Between Heel-First Landings and Breakover

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I found an interesting article about heel-first landing and breakover on barefoothorse.The barefoot movement and its veterinary researchers have come up with a reliable way to determine whether a hoof is well-trimmed overall. The...

How To Reduce Collisional Force

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I’ve always thought it would be cool to be a runner. We would have cross-country runs once a month when I was a kid and I thought it rather exotic for the entire phys...

How a Horse’s Hoof Grows!

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Hoof growth is one of the most important considerations in barefoot hoof physiology. Hoof growth occurs from the coronary band down toward the toe. The average hoof grows 1/4 to 3/8 inch per month....