Snow Days!

Keeping consistent with my recently decided goal of staying positive all winter, I have been trying to make something good out of something that we might normally complain about this time of year. We...

Heel Height: Factors to Consider

I've yet to mentor an aspiring trimmer who didn't wish aloud for a hard and fast, always-and-never guide for trimming. Yep, that sure would make it easier! But we're working with a living thing...an...

How To Reduce Collisional Force

I’ve always thought it would be cool to be a runner. We would have cross-country runs once a month when I was a kid and I thought it rather exotic for the entire phys...

Barefoot Trimming Saves Many Rescue Horses

Support your local horse rescue to benefit Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary coming up on March 6, 2010 at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road, Tucson, Az. Event will be held from 11:30 A.M...

That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ To It: The Learning Curve

Submitted by David Landreville That's My Story by Collin Raye was a popular song in the 90's. I don't know how many times back then I would hear someone finish their sentence with the line,...

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Hoofjack

Many years ago, I ordered my first Hoofjack from a local farrier supply store. The one man show was run by an old time farrier. With obvious contempt he said: "What do you need that...

Fitting the Easyboot Glove

Jen originally contacted EasyCare in October with questions on Fit Kit she had ordered for her horse. She indicated that they had done well on three feet; however, she was having trouble with the...

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...

A Day in the Life of a Hoof Care Practitioner

I had the opportunity to spend a day with Hoof Care Practitioner Tim Miller over my holiday break. I spent a week and a half with Tim and his wife Carolyn in southern California and...

Balancing Booted and Bare

It's that time of year where spring seems to have sprung, at least in our neck of the woods. I am sure as I am writing this there is a wicked snowstorm or impressive...

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