Rehabilitating a Pastern / Fetlock Joint Using Easyboot Glue-On Shells

By Philip Himanka, APF-1, Not Only Barefoot, LLC Earlier this spring, Elizabeth Riecks from Hatha Equus and Wildsong Ranch asked me to assess a horse owned by one of her boarders. The horse, Epona, had been...

Which Therapy Boot is Right for You?

By Katie Johanson, EasyCare Product Specialist Team Member It can be a devastating experience when your horse becomes lame, and it usually marks the beginning of a long, arduous road to recovery before soundness is...

What’s the Difference?

Shoeing a horse versus going barefoot has probably been an ongoing argument since the first day a horse sandal was made by braiding dry grasses together. It’s quite common to be skeptical of innovation....

Hoof Prosthetics: Prince’s Unlikely Hoof

Submitted by Philip Himanka In March, 2016, a miniature horse gelding named “Prince” was diagnosed by Colorado State University veterinarians with right coxofemoral joint luxation (dislocation of the femur head from the hip socket, disrupting...

Stabilizing Pedal Osteitis with a Glue-On Shell and Therapeutic Elevation Aid

In this case study submitted by Philip Himanka of Not Only Barefoot LLC, he describes the approach that he and Dr. Allen Landes took to help stabilize the coffin bone on a mare with...

EasyShoe Performance N/G Versatility

Our story begins with Blanche, a super sweet and gentle, giant white Mammoth Donkey.  I have experience in working with Mammoth Donkeys in the past, and could tell from the pictures that our client...

The Importance of the “Before and After”

We love to do before and after photo comparisons. They're fun and educational for us trimmers and also for our clients, the horse owners. I'm often surprised at how much has changed. I usually take...

5 Ways to Help Your Horse Escape Hoof Discomfort with TheraPads

We all know that feeling - the one you get after you’ve walked all day in a pair of new, flat shoes on hard floors. The dogs are barking, and no matter how many...

Get a Grip

When you understand the hoof as a complex, flexible, living structure and then consider a shoe as a rigid cast, it's easier to imagine what the rest of the horse must do to compensate...

3 Ways to Treat Navicular/Heel Pain Using the Easyboot Glue-On

By Jon Smedley of Trim and Train There seems to be a lot of discussion surrounding the condition of navicular/heel pain. What exactly is it, and what qualifies as a diagnosis? Regardless of that discussion,...

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