Hooves! It’s All Crystal Clear

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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...

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...

What is Hoof Contraction?

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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...

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...

Importance of the Heel First Landing

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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

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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....

A Day in the Life of a South African Hoof Care Practitoner

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EasyCare is pleased to have Desiree Wadsworth of Primary Hoofcare join our team of hoof care practitioner dealers. Desiree is from East London, South Africa. Desiree, a member of Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners, recently made a...

Horse B – Roo Gets the Last Laugh

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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...

Endurance Horses Are Idiots. Seriously.

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If I have learned anything throughout the years I have done endurance, it is that endurance horses tend to have a specialized sixth sense to determine when an endurance ride is nearing, and even...

Transition Tuesday: Looking into the Sole

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Ricky Bobby is now at just over three weeks since his shoes were pulled. Last Saturday his right front sole was showing signs of shedding. I gently scraped the surface of it with a knife,...