Tag Archives: hoof care

Soft Country Feet Revisited

Monday, September 20, 2010 by Duncan McLaughlin Some months back I wrote an article, Soft-Country Feet?, where I suggested that hoof ailments such as hoof cracks, white-line disease and thrush, common to horses living in soft, wet environments could be reduced or … Continue reading

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The Bare Facts booklet

A great tool for those with barefoot horses to explain how to keep the horse in the best environment. Covering feed, movement, hoof care, booting and touching on laminitis. Get it now -> Barefoot Trim Bare Fact Booklet 2008 a

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Evaluating a hoof trim

To evaluate the hoof, watch the horse move, and look for limb interference and faulty movement. Observe the position of the hooves when the horse is standing squarely on the ground. The hooves should be uniform and balanced. There should … Continue reading

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Laminitis – John Kohnke

Founder is one of the most crippling diseases of horses and ponies, which in severe and recurring cases, can reduce a horse’s usefulness and lifespan. Laminitis, the initiating cause of founder, can affect any horse, of any age or sex, … Continue reading

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The Dao of Hoof Care—thoughts on the shoes vs. barefoot debate

This article is inspired by a barefoot dressage horse I saw recently. I’m all for horses going barefoot, if they can comfortably live and work without shoes. I’m not adamantly opposed to shoeing horses, though, as are some of the … Continue reading

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