Get a Grip

When you understand the hoof as a complex, flexible, living structure and then consider a shoe as a rigid cast, it's easier to imagine what the rest of the horse must do to compensate...

What to Expect When You and Your Horse Go Barefoot

Going barefoot with a natural trim and boots for riding, is not without its twists, turns and bumps in the road. I was a professional trimmer working in Delaware for six years. During that...

All About Heels

What does it actually mean, that often heard advice by farriers and hoof trimmers, natural, bare and otherwise: "Trim your horses heels to the widest part of the frog!" Easy, just do it! What is the importance...

Solutions for Tender-Footed Horse Hooves

We've all seen it: the horse with sensitive sole, the tender footed horse that gives, sometimes almost collapses when stepping on a rock. There can be a variety of causes for sensitive soles. - Excess...

Hoof Care Ab Initio

What does 'Hoof Care' actually entail? How do we define it? For some, it simply means trimming hooves every so often and possibly applying one of the many hoof protections available, from metal shoes...

Five Basics to Successful Booting: Number 4

#4: A Good Fit; A Bad Fit - How to Tell if the Boot Really Fits You can't fudge the fitting process and still expect the boots to work for you. If you don't...

Supporting Navicular Using EasyShoes and Wedge Pads

Submitted by Deanna Stoppler, Team Easyboot 2015 Member Adding support devices to chronically lame horses can be very difficult and many times nailing on a shoe or holding up a foot for 3-5 minutes while...

Minimizing Hoof Capsule Distortion: How Minor Matters?

When laminae is healthy and the attachment between bone and hoof strong, the foot will maintain a compact form, without distortion. A healthy hoof will fit tightly around the coffin bone and other healthy...

Laminitis, with a wild slant

How would you define "normal"? And how would you define "average"? And are they both the same or at least similar in meaning? Who is defining the meaning of these words, let's say, for...

Stowaway Packs for Orienteering Rides

Submitted by Pascale Winckler, Team Easyboot 2015 Member I am a French orienteering competition rider (TREC). In competition, the required equipment is: Medical list: strips, antibacterial, scissors, compresses. Security list: reflective band (for the horse), yellow safety vest,...

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