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...

Hoofcare Abroad, Part II

Onward we travel to Zurich, Switzerland. This would be my fifth hoof care clinic in this beautiful country of the world within the last three years.  Crossing the border close to St. Gallen at Lake...

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...

Solving the National Debt Crisis One Forest Service Horse at a Time

Submitted by Kris Goris Catchy title huh? Let me explain how we are going to make this work: here in the Southwest (New Mexico and Arizona), the average price for a shoeing is around $90,...

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