What In The World Is The F Balance?

What is the difference between the length and the height of a hoof's heel? The photo below illustrates it. The yellow arrow shows the height, the red arrow shows the length of the heel. So, why...

Floating The Heel

Finally we have successfully rebalanced the hooves and achieved an accurate M/L balance, only to discover to our dismay a few weeks later that same M/L imbalance again. What went wrong with our last...

Watch My Back!

Actually I'm just kidding. What I really meant to say is: Watch your back! The human knee is not well designed for all the sport and work activities we expose it to. Anyone who has...

Jake’s Fault: A Pictorial of Healing

Who:  Magnum owned by Joe Kunkel a.k.a. Joe the Barefoot Trimmer Where:  Midland, TX. When:  May 14, 2012 - March 13, 2013 The story behind the story: Magnum shown below is owned by EasyCare dealer 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...

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...

Cracking the Code on Hoof Cracks

What causes hoof cracks? There are many factors that contribute to the development of hoof cracks and understanding the cause is the key to developing a solution. Infrequent Trim Schedule The first factor and the...

Debate? What Debate?

Rumor has it that there is still a debate going on about what’s best for horses: steel shoes or barefoot? Years ago I came across the writings of Dr. Tomas Teskey, D.V.M.. The unfettered foot:...

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...

The Caudal Foot

A big and healthy frog is desirable, but why? What is hiding above it and what makes it so important? This nice specimen of a big frog on this Irish Cobb stands in stark contrast...

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