When Your Frog is Down: Repairing Prolapsed Frogs

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A prolapsed frog is where the frog, sensitive frog, and digital cushion have fallen below the height of the wall in the heels, basically the heel arch collapses. This is more than just a...

It’s Not Just Bare Feet

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Here is an excerpt from another fantastic article from The Horse's Hoof archives. This article helps show that several elements are required to be successful at keeping your horse barefoot. Please read it with an open mind.Going...

De-Glueing (in which Fergus gets his boots removed and gets the best trim he’s...

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Fergus didn't get his glue-ons removed until the Saturday following NASTR 75 - 8 days later - due to lack of energy on my part. As soon as the shells come off is the...

The Importance of the “Before and After”

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We love to do before and after photo comparisons. They're fun and educational for us trimmers and also for our clients, the horse owners. I'm often surprised at how much has changed.I usually take...

Our Second Natural Hoof Trim

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The new hoof growth. This picture was taken four days before I met Trista in Waco for the trim. The hoof cracks are smaller.I rasped Newt's hooves for the first two weeks after his first...

Horse B – When In Doubt, Use Glue

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** Disclaimer: For those of you just showing up to this thread, this Blob Entry chronicles my experiences last year. This is by no means a correct protocol as to how to successfully glue boots...

Hoof Care Practitoner Tip Of The Week- Hoof Knife Sharpening

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Whether you are a professional barefoot trimmer or horse owner maintaining your own barefoot horses, keeping hoof knives good and sharp is an ongoing project.  "It is essential to start out with a sharp knife", says hoof...

A Wild Horse Trim

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Consider the wild horse hoof image below. There are also some wild horse hooves on the Tribe Equus website at www.tribeequus.com. Wild hooves are quite different from what we are used to seeing around us. Spend...

Do You Have a Hoof Care Kit?

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What tools do you keep on hand to care for your horses' hooves? Many horse owners do not have a dedicated hoof care kit for their horses. If you don't have one yet, now...

Quick Tips for Gluing Beginners

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If you're new to using Vettec gluing products, or any two component glues, there are a few things to keep in mind that will make your experience more successful. First off, what is a...