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...

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...

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...

What To Do With That Foot?

I titled this blog “Hoof Love Not War” because I hope to embrace all aspects of horse and hoof care here. In my own hoof care practice, I believe it is critical that we...

Low Grade Laminitis: A New Understanding of Hoof Pathology? – By Richard Vialls DEP,...

Introduction I originally got involved in equine feet because of my mare, Esme, who has proved to be an incredible teacher when it comes to hoofcare. I struggled for over 4 years to work out...

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...

Her Guide: Nature is Always Ready to Heal the Foot

My E-friend and trimmer, Maureen Tierney, has just published Natural Barefoot Trimming: The Hoof Guided Method. She began this journey like so many of us. In 2001, Maureen stumbled on Jaime Jackson’s book in...

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...

Don’t Be Negative

We all know that being negative is considered a bad thing, and it's no different for the horse's hoof! A negative palmar (front), or negative plantar (hind), angle in the hoof refers to the orientation...

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