Laminitis, Do You Know Enough?

Laminitis and natural hoof care are hot topics in the equine industry. Natural hoof care has changed the way we think about and treat laminitic and foundered horses. Many of us, unfortunately, have had a personal...

Ouch! – Hoof Abscess

It’s your day off from work and you have special riding plans with your friends. You venture out to halter your horse and he’s lame. Not just a little lame either, head-bobbing-I’m sore-lame! He...

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...

Life During Founder Rehab

Submitted by Christin Ganey Davis I was introduced to the barefoot and booting way of life in a very unexpected way. Our dressage horse, Chase, escaped from the barn with his sidekick during the night. Somehow, Chase...

From Laminitis with 15′ Rotation to Soundness

This is Wild Flower Lassie. She is an upper level dressage halter and driving mare. Five years ago she was in a bad way. Months went by of me hauling her to the vet...

Using the EasyShoe for Abscesses

Submitted by Christina Krueger, From Hoof to Heart Mick who is affectionately known as "Little Kick" for reasons soon to be described is a 12 year-old Thoroughbred Westphalian cross. He is the smallest horse in...

The Truth About Equine Hoof Abscesses – Part One

Submitted by Patricia Morgan Wagner, Hoof Rehabilitation Specialist Hoof abscesses can be much more serious than most of us realize. Abscesses usually are misunderstood, misdiagnosed, mistreated and cause our horses unnecessary suffering, loss of use...

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,...

Laminitis And The Laminar Wedge: Take It Or Leave It

Laminitis is one of the biggest hoof problems we encounter as hoof care providers. I have studied laminitis for the past 12 years extensively, presenting on laminitis at the Laminitis Conference in Florida and...

Mercedes is Home

On June 18th, I published this blog about Mercedes, a beautiful Arab mare in Georgia, after she had a horrible accident. She had five major fractures of her knee and many smaller ones. The...

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