The Healing Power of Barefoot featured in Equus Magazine

Congratulations to Barefoot trimmer and EasyCare dealer, Karen Reeves of Keno, OR. whose work was recently featured in Equus Magazine. The magazine ran a nice article titled Healing a Hoof Crack, "A Hoof Made Whole". Karen as many of you already know...

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

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...

Your Horse May Have Thrush

My Horse Can't Get Thrush Sure she can! Even the most unlikely of equine candidates run the risk of getting thrush. It happened to a friend of mine just a couple of weeks ago right...

High and Low From Above

Okay, let's do it, let us move higher. At least a few feet above the hoof level: This horse's front left hoof is ahead of the right one. Left hoof is also larger, has a...

Starting From Scratch – Part 1

A couple of weeks ago, a friend visited from England. She has just decided to take her endurance horse barefoot and compete him in boots. It sounds like she has found a sympathetic trimmer...

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...

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...

Uno Gets a Mega-Trim – Part 2

Here's the second half of Uno getting his Mega-Trim after seven weeks of no trimming in order to let everything grow out for a "reset". All the usual caveats apply - this is how...

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...

A Barefoot Hoof Trimmer’s Guide to Tool Use

Now that you've selected your hoof knife, nippers and rasp, you're ready to actually use them. But for a lot of folks, the first trims feel really awkward, and the tools unwieldy. Natural hoof...

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