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...

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...

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...

Learning From Teaching the Team Easyboot Way

By Kandace French and Sabrina Liska One of the greatest aspects of being members of Team Easyboot 2012 means great and abundant questions about boot fit, types of boots and how to use them. To...

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