Every Hoof Has A Story

We’ve all heard the joke, “Talk to the hoof!” But what we really need to do is listen to the hoof. Every horse’s hoof has a story to tell. If you look and listen,...

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...

When Abscess Goes Untreated – The Sequestrum

If you own horses, chances are good that at some point either you or someone you know spent many hours tending to an abscess. An abscess is collection of pus in an area of...

Turn Your Paddock into a Paradise

As April rolls around each year in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, I can’t help but say to myself as I look out onto my lush green pasture;  “What’s the point?”, if I can’t...

Matthew’s Story

This past winter I traveled half way around the world to spend time with my husband who works in Saudi Arabia. I left a list of local barefoot trimmers with my clients in case...

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...

Bacteria, Fungus and Yeast, Oh My!

As a hoof care practitioner, I sometimes assume that all is well with my personal horses’ hooves. Healthy hooves depend on several variables and a balanced diet is essential for optimum hoof health. My...

My Horse Has Retracted Soles?

Ever have a horse with pretty healthy feet, and yet after a normal trim, just like you’ve given the horse a dozen times before, they are very footsore? Of course the horse is miserable,...

Hoof Boots: Just for Riding?

Recently, a friend had a terrible thing happen to her longtime best pony, Nerf. He foundered. Kara quickly had Nerf's shoes pulled and the toe bevelled. What now? Boots and pads. Which boot? What...

Reflections On Booting Lessons Learned

Submitted by Leslie Spitzer, Team Easyboot 2012 Member It's hard to believe that yet another ride season is wrapping up. It seems like it just started. Also along with the end of ride season another...

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