Category: Barefoot Hoof Care

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The Problem with High Heels

I’m not a fan of wearing high heels. Sure, I own a pair or two and will put them on for the occasional wedding or other special event, but they’re uncomfortable, and I can...

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What To Do With Those Bars?

I’m back! From teaching that is. But while I’ve been away, I’ve been compiling a list of blog post topic ideas, including some which relate to one of my favorite things to write about:...

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Winter Barefoot Hoof Care

It’s no secret that many horse owners aren’t fond of winter. Cold temperatures, rain, and snow aren’t especially ideal for spending time in the barn or on your horse’s back. Breaking ice in water...

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Who Should Trim Your Horse?

When I met my husband over 20 years ago, he’d recently finished farrier school. So naturally, when we started dating, he took over my horses’ hoof care. It wasn’t long before he realized he...

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Fungus-Busting Hoof Soaks

Fungus is not our friend. Well, unless it’s a tasty cremini or portobello mushroom (sautéed or grilled, of course!). But fungus and other detrimental microbes in our horses feet are definitely not something to...

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Hoof Bar Health: New Book Excerpt

Hoof Bar Health The following is an excerpt from The Essential Hoof Book by Susan Kauffmann and Christina Cline, reprinted with permission from Trafalgar Square Books.   The bars on the bottom of the...