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  1. Hoof Care
    Are any of you using the Apex Trim Method? You can find it on youtube or Facebook. I don't have a horse right now (:cry:) but I saw my friend's mare yesterday after not seeing her for a while and the change in her feet and movement is amazing! Just wondering if anyone else has seen such...
  2. Hoof Care
    Hello everyone, I really need some advice. Apologies for the length! The first thing I need to explain is that I live in a developing country in South America and therefore we do not have farriers (most people where I am trim their horses hooves with machetes!) there is a man that does shoes...
  3. Hoof Care
    My horse is barefoot (because I want him to be), but he gets bruised and his feet are pretty weak overall. I need him to wear hoof boots during turn out, I have tried the Cavallo Trek Boots, the were really awesome, but their sizes didn't fit my gelding. Now I am in search of a replacement, a...
  4. Hoof Care
    I have a large paddock with grass for my horse and he loves it. There are some patches of dirt for him to roll in, there is shade and sun. I have a lot of wood chips (pine) in the paddock too, maybe want to put some more. I have a very big question that really bothers me- can he safely...
  5. Horse Health
    Hi All, My vet diagnosed my 14 year old mare with navicular disease about 3 weeks ago. I took her in because the twisting of her back leg started getting more pronounced and she began to trip every time I took her out to ride. The vet wanted to start her on injections but said that was no...
  6. Endurance Riding
    Hello, my name is Marta. I´m studying Veterinary at the University of Córdoba in Spain. I would like to know if you recommend me the Barefoot in Endurance Riding and the use of boots for horses. Are boots a system of hoof protection? Does this system respect the natural biomechanics of...
  7. Hoof Care
    Hi! I have a 10 year old Arab gelding named Bo. He has been barefoot his entire life. He has 3 white hooves, & one black hoof. He had a slight case of White Line Disease, but it's almost all gone & it never really turned into anything. I have noticed that the entire time I have been riding/owned...
  8. Hoof Care
    I've been helping my sister do simple trimming on our horses for about two years, but I want to go deeper into it, I do natural barefoot hoofcare, no shoes, anyone have any books they want to recommend to me? I'd appreciate it!!
  9. Hoof Care
    Hi everyone! I posted yesterday and got a ton of great responses so I thought I'd give an update with some better photos. 1) We have a new farrier coming to see my horse on Wednesday - could you guys tell me what I should look for in a proper barefoot cut? How will I know if this new guy is any...
  10. Hoof Care
    Hi Everyone! I have a 17 year old appendix quarter horse that we took barefoot in December with absolutely no preparation (the vet pulled his shoes because he was lame and we just left them off) but have been having some problems in the meantime. He has done hunters and jumpers his whole life...
  11. Hoof Care
    So the proud expert that I am, having trimmed my own horse an entire two times, came across another issue during the last trim. Looking over pictures I'd taken once I got home, I saw to my shock and horror that I'd trimmed the two fronts at different angles. One is lower than the other. He...
  12. Hoof Care
    I have been getting a barefoot farrier to trim my horses hooves....Can someone give a critique? I want to start trimming them myself, but am unsure about his heels. How should they be brought back more? Any advice is welcome!
  13. Hoof Care
    For many years, the tradition of shoeing horses has been consistently considered the most humane way to maintain a riding horse's hooves. That is, until recently. The barefoot horse movement is gathering momentum across the world and an increasing number of equestrian enthusiasts are kicking off...
  14. Hoof Care
    I just recently moved and am looking for a new natural barefoot trimmer. I've found a few local farriers but I'm not sure what to look for. Does anyone have any recommendations for me as far as credentials or questions I should be asking? Not sure if it's important, but my new horse is an OTTB...
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