Bruiser’s First Boots – To Wide or Not To Wide?

I would like to introduce you to Bruiser, my five year old Peruvian Paso Quarter Horse cross. Many people chuckle when they hear his name for the first time but it suits him perfectly....

Keeping Your Hoofboots Clean

Those of us who follow the barefoot movement inevitably boot our horses.  It may be for re-hab, it may be for competition, or it may be a horsekeeping overall strategy to boot the otherwise...

The Caudal Foot

A big and healthy frog is desirable, but why? What is hiding above it and what makes it so important? This nice specimen of a big frog on this Irish Cobb stands in stark contrast...

Five Basics to Successful Booting: Number 5

#5: A Healthy Barefoot Trim I am not a professional hoof care practitioner, but I did work with a hoof care professional to write this post about a maintenance barefoot trimming strategy. Boot losses. We've all had them....

Test Ride: Easyboot Trail

I have used Easyboot Gloves since they were released and absolutely love their lightweight and sleek design. I’ll admit when I saw the Easyboot Trail, I was skeptical and couldn’t help but compare them...

Setting Your Therapy Boots Up for Extended Wear

Submitted by Jean Welch, Hoof Care Practitioner As a Hoofcare Practitioner, I take great pride in knowing that I help provide comfort to horses on a daily basis. Most of us HCP's have horses of...

Coloring Outside the Lines

Hoof care practitioners are an innovative bunch and the good ones tend to color a bit outside the lines. Through the years I've collected some great photos of various hoof boot modifications. The versatility of the Easyboot Bare, and Epic have made...

Tips and Tricks for Gluing and Removing Shells Using Acrylic

Submitted by Philip Himanka, Not Only Barefoot LLC The preparation before the application of a Glue-On is what makes a difference in longevity and strength of bond between product and the hoof. Contained in this...

Starting From Scratch – Part 3

The Elusive Boot Fit At last it was time to fit Roo's Gloves. Out came his boot bucket and the rubber mallet. Roo's boot bucket, containing all his boots When I first converted Roo to barefoot nearly...

Tips For Snugging Up Your Glove Boot

I recently had the opportunity to work at the Equine Affaire show in Massachusetts a few weeks ago. We got to show off our new Easyboot Glove to many people who had not seen...

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