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...

Dorsal Hoof Capsule Distortions

Today we want to examine dorsal hoof capsule distortions (HCD), high and low syndromes and club feet. All dorsal HCD will again display flares, this time just dorsally. And flares are a sign of...

Essentials for Choosing and Keeping a Barefoot Riding Horse

I recently read a book, "Maintaining a Natural Horse", by Tim Ware. Tim does barefoot trimming, so understands the needs completely. He presents a program for keeping a horse barefoot and rideable. A basic understanding...

Then and Now

This last year has been a huge year for me in natural horse care and natural hoof trimming. While I have trimmed my horses for the past several years, I haven't had to deal...

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