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Aiming for self-trimming horse hooves

By Cynthia Cooper What is a self-trimming horse? They aren’t trained to use farrier tools on themselves that’s for sure! A self-trimming horse is a barefoot horse that wears their hooves naturally, without the intervention of tools to maintain soundness and good hoof function. All wild horses are self-trimming with their hooves varying according to […]

The Art and Science of Feeding Horses with Carol Layton

Carol Layton Balanced Equine Minerals

Feeding horses is both an art and science so Carol Layton of Balanced Equine explains how common mineral deficiencies can be solved with Balanced Equine Minerals available in our store here. In this video presentation, Carol looks at two common horse nutrition problems: Faded or sunbleached coats, and dry cracked hooves.

Seedy Toe – the quick fix and long term solution

Seedy Toe

Seedy toe (also called white line disease) used to be the one on-going issue all my horses had many years ago. That was before I refined their diet and introduced a balanced custom mineral mix which changed everything. In the process of healing their hooves, I discovered there is a quick fix to kick-start the healing, but […]

Radius Rasp makes hoof trimming easier

I became aware of the Radius Rasp by Evolutionary Hoofcare recently, and after a few months of trying it, I loved it so much I decided to stock them. The Radius Rasp has passed my ‘Horse Endorsed’ product testing by being a tool that works well for horses and their people, assists with natural horse care, and […]

How to Avoid Laminitis

Sub clinical laminitis hoof rings.

The two most dangerous times for laminitis are in the spring and autumn, depending on where you live. Cooler climates and high altitudes can increase the potential for laminitis as the day and night temperatures fluctuate, along with the amount of sunlight and daylight hours. For example, if you live in the southern states of Australia, northern […]

How Minerals Affect Horses Hooves

By Carol Layton – Balanced Equine There are many factors that influence the type of hoof a horse will have; these include genes, type of environment, amount of movement, quality of hoof care, especially in the early years of a horse’s development and nutrition. No one factor on its own can produce the best possible […]

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