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...

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...

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...

The Mystery of the Collateral Grooves

Original article by Maria Siebrand of The Thoughtful Horseman.Measuring Uniform, Adequate Sole Depth Using the Collateral Grooves The above image is from Marjorie Smith's barefoothorse.com (thank you, Marjorie!) but I've relabeled the image because...

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...

Horse Hoof Trimming Using a Disc Grinder

Another Skeptic Converted to Barefoot Grinder Trimming by Carolyn DierksenThe story I would like to tell you here is about a new method of hoof care, introduced to me by Phil Morarre. I first...

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...

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...

Hooves! It’s All Crystal Clear

HC Biovision reveals some incredible insght into hooves  through an amazing technique called plastination.  Dr. Christoph von Horst of Germany is the developer of this process which enables tissues to be preserved.  There are several...

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