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 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....

It’s Not Just Bare Feet

Here is an excerpt from another fantastic article from The Horse's Hoof archives. This article helps show that several elements are required to be successful at keeping your horse barefoot. Please read it with an open mind. Going...

The Healing Power of Barefoot featured in Equus Magazine

Congratulations to Barefoot trimmer and EasyCare dealer, Karen Reeves of Keno, OR. whose work was recently featured in Equus Magazine. The magazine ran a nice article titled Healing a Hoof Crack, "A Hoof Made Whole". Karen as many of you already know...

What to Trim Between Trims

As a barefoot hoof care practitioner, I typically keep all of my clients on a four week trim schedule. If you are fortunate enough to have your horse in a pasture or large pen...

Fitting the Easyboot Glove

Jen originally contacted EasyCare in October with questions on Fit Kit she had ordered for her horse. She indicated that they had done well on three feet; however, she was having trouble with the...

Uno Gets a Mega-Trim – Part 2

Here's the second half of Uno getting his Mega-Trim after seven weeks of no trimming in order to let everything grow out for a "reset". All the usual caveats apply - this is how...

Trimming the Toed-Out or Toed-In Foot

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...

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...

Choose Your Weapons! The Right Tools Make Barefoot Trimming Easier

Wandering around a farrier's supply store, whether in person or online, can be a little boggling. You really just need nippers, a hoof knife, and a rasp... but which ones? First and foremost, be prepared...

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