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...

Which Hoof Had Glue-Ons?

There is a fantastic discussion going on at the Easyboot Facebook page. Garrett put up the photo below to see if the readers can guess which one has never had boots and which one...

Hoof Capsule Distortions/Flares

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...

Epics At Work in Panama

Hoof Care practitioner Dawn Willoughby of Wilmington, Delaware, took a walk on the wild side this past January. Dawn ventured over to Panama to meet with some forward thinkers there to do a clinic on...

Old Pueblo 2010

It's been a good day: we managed to get a few hours of work at the office today with some cool designs for the new Easyboot T-Shirt. Then down to the Sonoita area for Day...

Save Edge Rasps

Our first order of Save Edge rasps and rasp handles is here.  A rasp is an essential piece of equipment for barefoot trimming and a tool that every horse owner should have in the...

Hoof Boot Users Play Together at the Annual AERC Convention

“Easyboots aren’t what they used to be.” I think it’s true and I heard this comment more than a few times over the course of the three days at the annual AERC Convention last...

AERC and NATRC Convention and Tradeshow

The AERC and NATRC Convention and Tradeshow was held over the past weekend in Reno, Nevada.  Both AERC and NATRC are horse associations that focus on trail competitions over difficult distances and challenging terrain. I had...

The History of Barefoot Trimming for Mounted Patrol Horses

Houston Police Officer, Greg Sokoloski, recounts the start of natural hoof trimming for the Houston City Mounted Patrol unit horses......... The Houston Police Mounted patrol started using unshod, barefoot police horses in 2004. Starting with...

How a Horse’s Hoof Grows!

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....

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