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...

What is Hoof Contraction?

This quick reference guide was found in the Horse's Hoof magazine, it was created to provide photo resource to help horse-owners identify some of the most common hoof problems.   Here is a very contracted hoof: A...

Importance of the Heel First Landing

The website Barefoot for Soundness has so much great information on barefoot trimming and care. They stress natural hoof trimming and using protective horse boots to aid the hooves after the transition to barefoot....

Transition Tuesday: There’s Something Funky Going On

There's something funky going on at Gotta Go Ranch. Redford and Rocky I'm not sure what it is, but all the horses are going through big changes in their feet. Take Redford and Rocky for instance....

How Much Torque & Force Does it Require to Pull an Iron Shoe &...

Over the years I have been asked by several engineers and material specialists "What type of force will a horse put on this material?" or "How much torque will a horse boot handle?". I always look...

Horse B – Roo Gets the Last Laugh

By late May 2009, Roo was declared "A Perfect Fit", footwear-wise. I'd figured out to trim off toe and smoosh his back feet into a smaller pair of Gloves, and I'd discovered that he...

Transition Tuesday: Taking The Stress Out

Second Time's a Charm This is actually the fifth horse I've transitioned, but I hope you'll forgive the stretch in the subheading. The first four horses were all transitioned at about the same time in...

To Boot or Not to Boot the Hinds?

As a customer service representative one of the questions we get asked often is whether or not you should use Easyboots on all four hooves or just the front. It helps to know what...

What You Shouldn’t Do, That I Did, And It Still Worked!

There are many things that I tell new riders to our sport of endurance that you shouldn't do: don't over-condition your horse as they need time to rest between rides; don't feed lots of...

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