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...

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...

What Do You Think Is Happening With This Horse?

Take a look at the photos below and let us know what you think has happened to this horse and his once beautiful barefeet. Here is a bit of background on the horse. 1.  The horse...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Barefoot Trimming The Success Of The Future

I personally believe the biggest challenge to natural horse care and barefoot trimming is the number of natural hoof care professionals in the field. Easycare receives 100's of calls every month from consumers looking...

Winter Leaving It’s Mark

Days getting longer, the sun a little stronger. Yes, still it is pretty cold at many places. But inevitably, as the sun comes up higher on the horizon, the ground is unfreezing in many...

Freedom Movement

Submitted by David Landreville, Landreville Hoof Care Someone recently asked me how to convince their clients to schedule their horse(s) on a shorter trim cycle. One of my clients had this horse's leg bone and...

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