Category Archives: Hoofcare

14 Drugs That Can Be Replaced By Tumeric

14 Drugs that can be replaced by Turmeric USE FOR HORSES:  Anti-inflammatory (fights body-wide inflammation), Analgesic, Fever Reducer, Supports Joint and Muscle Health, helps with IR, Increases focus ability, boost…

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BACK TO HOOVES

There are so many hoofcare blogs and websites ‘out there’ now, all different, all proclaiming to be THE RIGHT WAY that things can get VERY confusing, VERY quickly, even for…

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FEEDS – quick look

“The following information outlines the type of feeds that have resulted in improved hoof function and temperament for many horses.  Whilst low sugar and starch is always advisable, other less well-known factors…

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Herbal Oils & Salves

Herbs and oils have been used forever. And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according…

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Hoof Trimmers Must Read

Somewhere along the line, even the very part time Hoof Trimmer is going to run across a couple of issues with which he or she is not familiar. One of…

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Winter Hoof Care

Winter Hoof Care Derek Poupard, CJF Winter is an ideal time to pull your horse’s shoes if the animal is not being ridden extensively. If you live in an area…

Laminitis

YOU WANT TO SEE THIS!

–Laminitis –Thrush –White Line Disease –COPD –Allergies –Headshaking –and much more . Been there. Done that. And I’ve learned. 50+ years with horses. 15 years trimming hooves. 98% SUCCESS with…

Down on the sound …

Can’t figure out which front leg/side is lame? Remember this little mantra … “Down on the sound.”

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PARTS OF THE EQUINE HOOF

Just watched this little clip. I think it might behoove the ‘expert’ to know the parts of the hoof. http://www.youtube.com/…p;list=UL-y2rkosOXWg What !?!?!?!?  —  The White Line the best place to…

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SEPTEMBER SPECIAL OFFER

SEPTEMBER SPECIAL!!! 2012 Posted on September 17, 2012 by admin The economy is horrific and I know we are all struggling to make ends meet. It makes me crazy! I KNOW, personally, the…

Is YOUR HORSE Magnesium Deficient?

Some barefoot trimmers have even been heard to say “you can’t allow your horse to go barefoot if you don’t feed magnesium”. This article will, I hope, debunk many myths…

HOW THICK IS THE SOLE & WHERE IS THE P3?

HOW THICK IS THE SOLE & WHERE IN THE HOOF IS THE P3? A simple way to pretty accurately guestimate how thick your horse’s sole is and where in the…

Tip #6: Did you Know That …?

Sole depth is routinely measured at the distal tip, or apex, of PIII (Fig. 8). A normal, healthy foot has a sole depth of at least 15 mm. Based on…

17 yo Horse with Laminitis

Question: Have a quarter horse 17 yrs with laminitis. Has been a brood mare for a number of years. Only have had her 6 weeks. Working to bring her back…

Barefoot for Endurance

SECRETS TO BAREFOOT ENDURANCE SUCCESS – Part 1 by Jen Clingly It wasn’t without a huge amount of trepidation that I decided to run my horses without shoes. I had…

What is best hoof supplement?

Question: What do you feel is the best hoof supplement? Karen, MA Answer: The BEST hoof supplement is the best diet. Hippocrates: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be…

LEARN TO TRIM YOUR OWN HORSE’S HOOVES!

LEARN TO TRIM YOUR OWN HORSES’ HOOVES! 10 week home-study on the theory and care of holistic, natural barefooted horses. Start anytime and work according to YOUR schedule and at…

Handling a Feral Horse’s Feet

I was browsing through Shawna’s blog this morning and ran across this. Thought it was apropos to post considering Chief’s terror over having his hooves handled. I concur with this…

The Perfect Hoof?

The “Wild Horse Hoof” … yes, still held as *the* hoof by which to model our hoofcare.

However … to my professional colleagues I ask — what domestic horse, in today’s world, eats nothing but live, fresh forage, no artificial drugs or chemicals, travels upwards of 20 – 30 miles a day over 200 square acres of varied terrain, lives in family groups within a herd of hundreds and has NO human interference?

I’d venture to say that each one of you answers the same – NONE.

10 Secrets to Healthy Hooves …

OK Folks — sending in the first order for PRINTED COPIES of “10 Secrets to Healthy Hooves” tomorrow … if you want your order to go in with this one,…