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...

Are You Stupid Or What?

I recently told one of my horse friends that the best equine gift I've ever given myself and my equine partners in the ability to do my own hoof trimming! In return my friend...

If you have been following my previous posts, you know that I like to provide information to folks new to barefoot. I was a trimmer for 6 years and during that time I specialized...

Our First Natural Trim in a Year

We had a very interesting weekend. We competed in the Texas Trail Challenge CTR in Whitney, Texas. It has turned out to be a such beautiful spring in Texas, and what a difference from...

Trimming the Toed-Out or Toed-In Foot

I wrote an article on how to maintain your horse's trim between your trimmer's visits for this week's On the Hoof entry. But I saw a horse yesterday that brought up an issue I...

Booting Freedom

Submitted by Karen Bumgarner, Team Easyboot 2012 Member The day dawned gorgeous and frosty and my plan was to ride. So I get on the phone and call friend A. "Hey do you want to ride...

Natural Trimming, What Is It?

The horse hoof is a magnificent piece of workmanship. It is complex, yet simple. It is a pump and a shock absorber. In order for it to do it's job properly, it must be...

What to Expect From Your Barefoot Trimmer

With the natural hoof care movement growing by leaps and bounds, many horse owners are seeking out barefoot trimmers.  But just as in all professions, there are good and bad.  Many people latch on...

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...

The Dynamic Hoof

As the seasons change so do horses' hooves. Many people view horses' hooves as static objects that do not change significantly once the horse has reached maturity. In actuality, the hoof is incredibly dynamic...

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