Managing the Club Hoof

Many articles have been written about club 'footed' horses. Actually, horse do not have 'feet', dogs and humans do, but horses have hooves. Therefore the term 'barefoot', as much as it is in common...

3 Tips for Successfully Using the EasyShoe Flex Clips

Think about this for a moment - horses are shod statically for when they are in dynamic motion. It seems incredible that we shoe a horse standing for when he is moving. It's a...

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...

Live Sole and Then Some

Springtime trimming can mean uncovering the past winters secrets. During the spring months, horses hooves grow about twice as fast compared to the growth we see in the middle of winter. Sometimes hooves can...

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...

Conditioning from the Ground Up

Submitted by David Landreville, Guest HCP Every step a horse takes can either build them up or break them down. Every serious rider is aware of the benefits of conditioning their horses bodies through regular...

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...

Hoof Capsule Distortions/Flares

This is the first issue in a mini series on hoof capsule distortions, short HCD. During these blogs, we'll examine the reasons why the occur, how we identify them, what we can do to correct...

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...

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