Uno’s Official 2011 Boot Sizing Ceremony

Well, so much for my "Trimming Day" plan - a two-week bout of lurgy sickness resulted in a stupendous 4 out of 24 feet being trimmed. Better than nothing, but not exactly what I'd...

Hoof Capsule Distortions, Part 3

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 A Question:...

Solving the National Debt Crisis One Forest Service Horse at a Time

Submitted by Kris Goris Catchy title huh? Let me explain how we are going to make this work: here in the Southwest (New Mexico and Arizona), the average price for a shoeing is around $90,...

What is Hoof Contraction?

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...

Riding, Trimming, Riding, Trimming, Trimming, Trimming, Trimming!

It feels like it never ends! This is the first time I have ever had three of my own horses going at one time. With two horses competing, and one that is struggling to...

Natural Hoof Care Confession and Compromise

Submitted by Carol Warren, Team Easyboot 2012 Member I have a confession to make. I have tried to trim my horse's hooves myself. I had a great natural hoof care specialist show me several times...

Our Second Natural Hoof Trim

Submitted by Carol Warren, Team Easyboot 2012 Member I rasped Newt's hooves for the first two weeks after his first trim as planned. I don't know if I really did much, but his cracks did not...

Positive Changes

Submitted by Sossity Gargiulo, Wild Hearts Hoof Care I was recently asked by EasyCare to write up a few words about our trimming theory and approach. This always ends up being quite difficult to be succinct...

DIY – Maintaining Your Trim

Sprung from the recent Easycare Webinars are discussions left and right regarding trimming and maintaining the trim, as well as the status of Duncan's bachelorhood (he is a hottie-patottie and could probably find 864...

What to Trim Between Trims

As a barefoot hoof care practitioner, I typically keep all of my clients on a four week trim schedule. If you are fortunate enough to have your horse in a pasture or large pen...

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