Basic Hoof Care

A horse is only as sound as her bare feet. Care and management of the barefoot hoof will vary, however, depending on the individual horse, her conformation and hoof structure, environment, climate and use. Whether she...

What’s Your Hoof IQ?

So you think you know all there is to know about horses' feet? You've not only heard the saying "No foot, no horse," you claimed to have coined it yourself? Well, here's a chance...

Don’t Give Up!

It's a known fact that having your horse barefoot is healthier than having your horse in shoes. Many horses will go their entire lives with shoes and not show any outward signs of damage but even...

Dr. Tomas Teskey’s Natural Hoof Care Clinic – Part 2

I am one of the very lucky people that was able to go to Dr. Tomas Teskey’s hoof clinic and dissection in Hereford, AZ. It was a total eye-opener to me, having grown up...

Keeping Up With the Trim

How often do you need to trim your horses hooves? The answer to this question will vary widely, because horses in different situations wear their feet differently. On one end of the scale, we have heard...

Natural Hoofcare or Barefoot Hoofcare

There are generic terms being used to describe the care and use of barefooted horses in all disciplines known as "natural hoofcare" or "barefoot hoofcare." They are not only a horse hoof trimming method/barefoot...

Horse Hoof Trimming Using a Disc Grinder

Another Skeptic Converted to Barefoot Grinder Trimming by Carolyn Dierksen The story I would like to tell you here is about a new method of hoof care, introduced to me by Phil Morarre. I first...

Navicular: Excepts from an Article by Cheryl Sutor

The most common cause of lameness in horses is found in the navicular area of the horse's hoof. The terms Navicular Disease and Navicular Syndrome are often used to define navicular problems. Navicular problems are...

Hoof Capsule Distortions, Part 4

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....

Hooves! It’s All Crystal Clear

HC Biovision reveals some incredible insght into hooves  through an amazing technique called plastination.  Dr. Christoph von Horst of Germany is the developer of this process which enables tissues to be preserved.  There are several...

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