What are you committing to when you switch to barefoot?
In his presentation of the High Performance Trim, KC Lapierre says that ‘’7 out of 10 horses that had owners interested in having their horses go shoeless were capable of doing so’’. The owner plays a key role in the success of the transition to barefoot. An important factor is the owner’s open-mindedness and eagerness to learn. You need to be motivated enough to accept to change the way you do certain things. We recognize that change isn’t easy and that some of the modificat
Wild horses's hooves?
According to the American Farriers Association, only 10% of domestic horses are absolutely sound. Natural hoof care pioneers were farriers or veterinarians that noticed this trend and looked for answers in the wild. As an unsound wild horse is condemned, they figured that the ones they would see would provide a model for soundness. Wild/feral horses and domestic horses are genetically and physiologically the same. Even though some equine professionals claim that ‘’we’ve bred
Hoof boots pros and cons
From the barefoot trimmer’s perspective, it is clear that hoof boots are superior to horse shoes in most aspects. They are light, removable and flexible, and they allow proper biomechanics while protecting the bottom of the hoof. However, we need to be objective and recognize some of the boots’ shortcomings. DISADVANTAGES First of all, the fit is a major issue. Boots that don’t fit perfectly will not only be inefficient, but can also pose safety concerns and increase the risk