3 Tips for Successfully Using the EasyShoe Flex Clips

Think about this for a moment - horses are shod statically for when they are in dynamic motion. It seems incredible that we shoe a horse standing for when he is moving. It's a...

How to Check Hoof Balance

Want to impress your trimmer? A fun exercise to try at home is determining if your horse’s hoof is balanced. All you need is a ruler and a permanent marker. Hoof care professionals have different...

The Importance of the “Before and After”

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...

What About Trimming the Bars?

Very few hoof trimming issues are as controversial as trimming the bars. Opinions vary greatly, from not touching them at all to cutting them down all the way to the sole level or beyond...

Get a Grip

When you understand the hoof as a complex, flexible, living structure and then consider a shoe as a rigid cast, it's easier to imagine what the rest of the horse must do to compensate...

Balanced Hoof, Balanced Horse

Lateral or medial imbalances are fairly common and a symptom of uneven hoof loading.  To treat them properly, it's important to understand the cause. The load is dependent on a horse's conformation and muscle...

Bringing a Sole Back To New Life Through Shorter Trimming Cycles

The healing art of a smooth transition from a distorted pathological foot to a sustainable bare foot and then on to a well developed barefoot lies in the knowledge of proper form and recognizing...

Looking Beyond Frequent Hoof Trimming as the Magic Fix for Hoof Rehab

By Hoof Care Practitioner David Landreville of Landreville Hoof Care If you’re struggling with hoof issues, don't fool yourself into thinking that merely trimming more frequently is going to be a magic fix. There’s always a...

Rounding the Corner Part 2

Submitted by David Landreville of Landreville Hoof Care This article is a continuation of my previous article, Rounding The Corner. The following photo collage is a good example of how I encourage a lower heel...

Rounding the Corner

Submitted by David Landreville of Landreville Hoof Care There are a lot of trim methods out there teaching how to address heel height without mentioning heel shape. The shape of the heels are meant to...

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