The Myth of Matching Feet

Most barefoot horses do not have perfectly matching feet. Why? Often, the shapes of the coffin bones inside them are very different. When the bone angles vary by up to 15°, is it any...

Hoof Capsule Distortions, Part 4

In the last three posts we examined the different reasons as to why hoof capsules get stressed and distorted. In today's final instalment we conclude with a discussion about the sole and its function....

Horse Hoof Trimming Using a Disc Grinder

Another Skeptic Converted to Barefoot Grinder Trimming by Carolyn Dierksen The story I would like to tell you here is about a new method of hoof care, introduced to me by Phil Morarre. I first...

The Illusion of Heel Height

Submitted by David Landreville, Guest HCP Many people don't know this, but horses aren't "stuck with the feet they have". Over time, their feet can be restored and can reach a state where continual development...

Keeping Up With the Trim

How often do you need to trim your horses hooves? The answer to this question will vary widely, because horses in different situations wear their feet differently. On one end of the scale, we have heard...

Healing Zahara

Submitted by Stacey Maloney, Team Easyboot 2012 Member Many people may remember this picture from earlier this spring. Pretty ugly I know. This is my mare, Zahara, after about six months of healing from a wire...

High Heels and Sore Toes, Not Just on Girls Night Out

Submitted by Tennesee Mahoney, Team Easyboot 2012 Member We all know (directly or indirectly) the often painful results associated with a day or night in high heels.  I remind myself every girls-night-out.  Of course, I...

What You Shouldn’t Do, That I Did, And It Still Worked!

There are many things that I tell new riders to our sport of endurance that you shouldn't do: don't over-condition your horse as they need time to rest between rides; don't feed lots of...

Stella is 1/10th Goldfish: The After Shots

I mentioned that I was going to leave her flaky sole in there and just lower that hoof wall to get her sole more in contact with the ground. I could've knifed out the...

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...

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