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    Finding the True Sole of the Horse's Hoof

    Finding the True Sole of the Horse's Hoof
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    With spring upon us in the US many struggle with wet hooves and hooves that are thin soled from winter, wet wear and overgrowth.  I've had numerous inquiries lately from people who wonder why their horses' are sore this spring. I look at the hooves and find thin soles ... thin soles caused by incorrect trims or lack of hoofcare during the winter months. 
    Good Day to you all!  A few weeks back I shared the full series of Understanding the Equine Foot videos from Linda Harris for several weeks and I thought maybe another educational...

    The Barefoot Performance Horse

    The Barefoot Performance Horse
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    I was thinking this past weekend about barefoot horses and racing. With the Kentucky Derby and all that, it really got me wondering how these horses would do if they wore no shoes. So I decided to research a little bit to find out what professionals' thoughts are on barefooted performance horses ...and, race horses. 
    I was thinking this past weekend about barefoot horses and racing. With the Kentucky Derby and all that, it really got me wondering how these horses would do if they...

    Are You in the Building Business?

    Are You in the Building Business?
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    How many times have you seen the photos of a coffin bone sitting on a flat surface?  Yep, it shows that if the hoof capsule is to be a perfect mirror of the coffin bone, should absolutely have that 30* hairline BUT ... 
    "With everything you do, you are either building your horse up or breaking him down. Which are you doing?"  I just read this statement not 5 minutes ago and what...

    Do Your Horse's Hooves "Measure Up"?

    Do Your Horse's Hooves
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    In order for the horse to move correctly and soundly over ALL TERRAIN, even the rockiest terrain, it HAS to have correct FOOT form inside the capsule. Trimming the hooves to a set series of numbers (i.e. 30* hairline angle; x amount of mm of heel; trim to the periople (HORRORS! The periople is ever changing) ... etc. etc.) just does not cut it ... learn to read the "hoof-in-hand" on the "horse-in-hand".  
    Well, now that we've gone through the Understanding the Equine Foot series I thought maybe some refresher on reading the hooves might be apropos. Let's see how your horse's hooves measure...

    Issues along the Trail to Barefoot

    Issues along the Trail to Barefoot
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    I would like to talk about a few common issues that may pop up along the way and will challenge your progress and maybe your dedication to barefoot. So, let’s focus on:  abscesses, rear foot pain and hoof boots.
    In my earlier blogs I talked about getting started in, and transitioning to, the barefoot life.  Now, I would like to talk about a few common issues that may pop...

    So You’ve Pulled the Shoes…Now What?

    So You’ve Pulled the Shoes…Now What?
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    My last blog discussed what was likely to happen when you decided to pull the metal shoes from your horse and start the barefoot life.  This time, I would like...

    What To Expect When You Are Expecting…To Go Barefoot

    What To Expect When You Are Expecting…To Go Barefoot
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    So, you want to go barefoot with your horse but you are a little scared to make that call to the local hoof trimmer. You don’t want to be scolded...

    Understanding the Equine Foot Part 8: THE SOLE

    Understanding the Equine Foot Part 8:  THE SOLE
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    ou may have a horse that is balky, or spooky, or owie on gravel or rocks or even downright lame. Refusals to jumps, refusals for mounting, girthiness or cinchiness or even bucking and bolting; shying away from jumps or rearing and downright aggressiveness. All of these 'symptoms' may be indicative of pain in the hooves. Those extreme behaviors are just that - SYMPTOMS. They tell us that the horse is not comfortable in some way. Too many times the discomfort is coming from the hooves. But wait ... you say ... the hooves LOOK pretty and they LOOK well formed!  Well, I'm here to tell you that pretty is as pretty does. 
    This video is the 3rd to last in this educational video series of "Understanding the Equine Foot". If you've not seen the previous videos I encourage you strongly to do...

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