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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 […]

Easy Hoof Bath to Make in Minutes

With the current drought a hoof bath for daily soaking will not only keep your horse’s hooves healthy and supple, but easier to trim too. Here is an inexpensive version that takes minutes to put together once you have the following materials on hand; 4 poles or ‘sleepers’ – 2 long ones approx. 2m and […]

Soft Touch Natural Hoof Care with Phil Morarre

This beautifully produced DVD is very easy to listen to and watch. Phil has a good clear way of describing barefoot hoof care concepts such as: Why do people shoe? The mechanics of the hoof Problems and lameness Benefits of barefoot Making the transition The interview style of presentation is interspersed with testimonials from trimmers […]

Learning Hoof Care

Learning hoof care may not even be on your radar. For some, caring for their horse’s hooves involves the occasional check, clean, and a visit from the farrier/barefoot trimmer/equine podiatrist every month or two. Others like myself are trimming their own horses to either save money or be more responsible for their horse’s care overall. […]

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