Category: Barefoot Hoof Care

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The Benefits of Going Barefoot with Horses

For years, my husband, who attended farrier school in his late teens, would tell me I didn’t need shoes on my horses. I was convinced that I did. So we made a lop-sided compromise–we kept them shod...

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Zinc Deficiency in Horses

“A healthy outside starts from the inside.” ~Robert Urich It seems we horse owners will go to great lengths to remedy our horse’s hoof problems, and often to no avail.  Oils, creams, supplements–we’ll try it...

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Pea Gravel for the Barefoot Horse

(revised from my previous blog, The Handy Horse Owner) Pea gravel as stall bedding?  While some may think it sounds uncomfortable, it can actually be one of the best forms of stall bedding for...

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Learning the Natural Trim for Horses

“We are all capable of infinitely more than we believe.  We are stronger and more resourceful than we know, and we can endure much more than we think we can.” ~David Blaine If ten...