From the Farm to the Track

I never thought I would ever trim for thoroughbred race horses.  After all, my barn is full of off-the-track race horses who have come to me with terrible feet.  OK, so I currently only...

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...

The Healing Power of Barefoot featured in Equus Magazine

Congratulations to Barefoot trimmer and EasyCare dealer, Karen Reeves of Keno, OR. whose work was recently featured in Equus Magazine. The magazine ran a nice article titled Healing a Hoof Crack, "A Hoof Made Whole". Karen as many of you already know...

Rounding the Corner Part 2

Submitted by David Landreville of Landreville Hoof Care This article is a continuation of my previous article, Rounding The Corner. The following photo collage is a good example of how I encourage a lower heel...

Get the Drift

Submitted by David Landreville, Guest HCP The photos below are the right front foot of a right fore-limb dominant Warmblood. She stands 17h and has size four feet. These photos span five months time. The...

Is Your Horse Really a Goat?

With all the different trim styles out there it can be difficult to make value decisions for your horse’s feet. Every horse is different, and depending on the environment, the horse’s job and where...

Looking Beyond Frequent Hoof Trimming as the Magic Fix for Hoof Rehab

By Hoof Care Practitioner David Landreville of Landreville Hoof Care If you’re struggling with hoof issues, don't fool yourself into thinking that merely trimming more frequently is going to be a magic fix. There’s always a...

Charm School

A few weeks ago I loaded up the new pony, Charmy-Schmarmy, and took him to kindergarten. Not only is this a huge step for him, it's a huge step for myself- an obsessive-compulsive, worrying...

Uno Gets a Mega-Trim

During the week before Virginia City 100, in two separate evening sessions, I trimmed and stuck Glue-ons on Uno's front and back feet. It took me about 20 minutes to trim and glue the...

Mentoring Matters

Mentor: someone whose hindsight can become your foresight. Don't you find this statement encouraging? There is someone willing to show you the way. Their wisdom will minimizing your trial and error factor and greatly enhance...

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