How much stress is being exerted on your horse’s hooves? Why should you be concerned? Hoof care professional Gail Snyder leads us to a better understanding of peripheral loading. Reprinted with permission from Natural Horse Magazine, Gail gives us an in-depth look at this concept. Even if you didn’t get an “A” in physics this well written article is sure to demystify this common but often misunderstood term.

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Debbie Schwiebert


Vet Dealer & Hoof Care Practitioner Accounts

I manage the hoof care practitioner and veterinarian dealer accounts at EasyCare. An integral part of my job is to stay current in all areas of barefoot hoof care, which enables me to serve this vital group of EasyCare dealers at the next level.