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Having a healthy hoof on a horse is much more than barefoot, the term Barefoot and barefoot trimming has become quite a political issue. Sadly...
There seems to be an "us" vs "them" as far as bare-footers and farriers are concerned and this should not be the case at all.
The focus should be on getting healthy feet under your horse, in order for them to do what you want to do with your horse.
As a horse owner you should at least be able to identify the different structures of your horses foot, have the knowledge to judge whether they are healthy and are where they should be...or has the structures shifted position resulting in a distorted hoof capsule?
And what do you do when things have gone wrong? Many times trimming and corrective shoeing only creates effects and balances pleasing to our eye, not considering the internal structures.
Many times creating a Healthy Hoof is about much more than simply trimming the feet...environment, conditioning and diet plays a MAYOR role in a healthy foot.....as it does in the rest of the horse.
The question to the horse owner is... Are you willing to do what it takes to help your horse?
My blog have case studies and testimonies of clients and horses I am currently working on or have had success with in the past.
Completed 3 day IAEP course
Certificate in Animal Health (Asssosiation of Veterinary and Crop Assosiations of SA)
Equine Bodyworker Level II - Sports massage