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Category Archives: Barefoot

New Mineral Mixes

Essential minerals I have been using a custom mineral mix devised by Carol Layton, an independent equine nutritionist, for several years now and can attest to the improvement in my horses’s overall health. Gone are the days of poor coats, seasonal skin conditions and mud fever. However not everyone is able to buy a large batch […]

A tribute to Kaya Femerling

Kaya Femerling was a Natural Hoof Care Practitioner with a huge passion for helping horses, and people. She ran a thriving practice until diagnosed with cancer, and sadly succumbed to it in early 2014. It was an incredible pleasure to have known Kaya during the 2007 Hoofcare Course and over the years as we corresponded […]

Barefoot and Bridle-less

by Liz Mitten-Ryan I feel strongly about this topic as I have a herd of fourteen warmbloods that have lived without bits and shoes. They are as God made them, living on 320 acres, of meadows, hills and rocky terrain, enormous, well fed, 1500 pound animals who are joyous and free and in perfect health. […]

The Plight of Ponies By Vanessa

At an agricultural field day, I came across a small metal pen housing cute young miniature ponies. Three of them were in a tiny pen and as I got closer I saw they were all for sale. They were grumpy and bored and occasionally one would be aggressive to the other. When they were taken […]

Hoof Abscess – when being ‘kind’ is cruel

While reading the book ‘Perfect Partners’ by Kelly Marks (an excellent book by the way) I was struck by a very true statement she made…. “Well meaning is not the same as well being for the horse”. One of the ways we tend to show good care for our horse is to provide plenty of […]

A CURE FOR SEEDY TOE

Seedy toe seems to be one of the most common afflictions to a horse’s hooves and can best be described as a fungal infection which enters through the white line where it has been weakened either by excess hoof growth, horse shoe nails or sub-clinical laminitis. It gets its name from most commonly being found […]

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