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,...

The Myth of Matching Feet

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Most barefoot horses do not have perfectly matching feet. Why? Often, the shapes of the coffin bones inside them are very different. When the bone angles vary by up to 15°, is it any...

Ideas About the Frog/Pad

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In a great article dedicated to the "frog/pad" of the hoof, Ove Lind, founder of the Swedish Hoof School, gives his perception.The dog does it, the camel does it, even the elephant does it,...

Hoof Capsule Distortions, Part 3

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During the last two discussions on hoof capsule distortions, we looked at flares and high/low syndromes and clubfeet. Today, we want to examine the medial/lateral balance in more detail.Look at the picture below:Horse AQuestion:...

Transition Tuesday: Taking The Stress Out

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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?

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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...

EasyCare Is Now Offering Super Fast!

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It's here!  Due to the many requests from hoof care practitioners for Vettec Super Fast we have now added it to our line up of Vettec products!  Once thought of as only a horse shoer's tool; Super Fast has now...

It’s All About the Toe

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Booting In Vermont

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Well we have had several days of rain this week and our pastures are muddier than I have ever seen them. Then the sun came out and they graded the roads and they are...

What You Shouldn’t Do, That I Did, And It Still Worked!

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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...