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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sizing Horse Boots, Sneakers, Barefoot Horse

Well, I wanted to link this blog to this wonderful service page I found for used Horse Boot for sale and found out this morning that the page had to be removed due to spammers..... However, I am going to post the work because it is so informative and helpful.


I am including her email gretchen.fathauer@hughes.net
where she offers a PDF dowload to contact her.

"I am providing this page to help boot buyers and sellers connect as a free public service. I am not responsible for the conduct of the buyers or sellers, nor for the quality of the merchandise. I don't personally know the majority of the people who advertise here."

"Boot Swap Page--find a buyer for boots you got in the wrong size!
Boots are a temporary fix, and not an ideal substitute for bare hooves that have gradually adapted to hard, rocky ground. There are necessarily going to be trade-offs and compromises in any boot. Leaving them on for days at a time can create other problems, such as thrush and softening of the hooves. Poor boot fit can create rubbing problems, etc. I see them as useful for being able to work horses on surfaces they have not yet acclimated to, such as horses living on soft surfaces wearing boots to enable working them on gravel roads. Boots also have value in some rehabs, especially in cases of sole penetration. Soaking boots have a place in replicating daily exposure of hooves to water that horses living in the wild get when they stand in streams to drink. Soaking boots can also be used to medicate conditions such as thrush.

Common boot sizes:Width is widest part of the hoof. Length is from toe to the backs of the heels, but NOT heel bulbs. You are measuring a footprint.(Click on thumbnail photos to see larger versions.)"

Boa Horse Boots http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/boa_horse_boot/Boa_Boots.aspx

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 00
3-1/2" - 3-7/8"
8.9 - 9.8 cm
4 - 4-3/8"
10.1 - 11.1 cm
Size 0
3-7/8" - 4-1/4"
9.8 - 10.8 cm
4-3/8" - 4-5/8"
11.1 - 11.7 cm
Size 1
4-1/4" - 4-7/8"
10.8 - 12.4 cm
4-5/8" - 5-1/8"
11.7 - 13 cm
Size 2
4-7/8" - 5-1/4"
12.4 - 13.3 cm
5-1/8" - 5-3/8"
13 - 13.6 cm
Size 3
5-1/4" - 5-7/8"
13.3 - 14.9 cm
5-3/8" - 5-7/8"
13.6 - 14.9 cm
Size 4
5-7/8" - 6-1/4"
14.9 - 15.9 cm
5-7/8" - 6-3/8"
14.9 - 16.2 cm
Size 5
6-1/4" - 6-11/16"
15.9 - 16.9 cm
6-1/4" - 6-11/16"
15.9 - 16.9 cm
Size 6
6-11/16" - 6-15/16"
16.9 - 17.6 cm
6-11/16" - 6-15/16"
16.9 - 17.6 cm
Size 7
6-15/16" - 7-3/8"
17.6 - 18.6 cm
6-15/16" - 7-3/8"
17.6 - 18.6 cm
Size 8
7-3/8" - 7-1/2"
18.6 - 19.2 cm
7-3/8" - 7-1/2"
18.6 - 20 cm
Castle Hoof Boots--similar to Horse-Mocshttp://www.castleplastics.com/hoofboots.htm

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 00
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
4-7/8"
12.4 cm
Size 0
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
5-1/8"
13 cm
Size 1
5"
12.7 cm
5-3/8"
13.7 cm
Size 2
5-3/8"
13.7 cm
5-3/4"
14.6 cm
Size 3
5-5/8"
14.3 cm
6-1/8"
15.6 cm
Cavallo Simple Boots http://www.cavallo-inc.com/horseboots.html Also available in red, blue, brown, and flag design.Gel pads and pastern wraps available.

Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 0
4" - 4-1/4"
10.2 - 10.9 cm
Size 1
4-5/16" - 4-9/16"
11.0 - 11.7 cm
Size 2
4-5/8" - 4-7/8"
11.8 - 12.5 cm
Size 3
4-15/16" - 5-3/16"
12.6 - 13.3 cm
Size 4
5-1/4" - 5-1/2"
13.4 - 14.1 cm
Size 5
5-9/16" - 5-13/16"
14.2 - 14.9 cm
Size 6
5-7/8" - 6-1/8"
15.0 - 15.7 cm
Davis Barrier boots http://www.davismanufacturing.com/files/products/barrier_boot.php Davis Mfg., 350 N. Center St., Brandon, WI 53919 ~ 920-346-5815

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 0000
3-1/4"
8.3 cm
3-1/2"
8.9 cm
Size 000
3-3/4"
9.5 cm
4"
10.1 cm
Size 00
4-1/4"
10.8 cm
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
Size 0
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
Size 1
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
5"
12.7 cm
Size 2
5-1/4"
13.3 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
Size 3
5-1/2"
14 cm
6"
15.2 cm
Size 4
6"
15.2 cm
6-1/2"
16.5 cm
Davis Soaking bootshttp://www.davismanufacturing.com/files/products/horse_boot.php Davis Mfg., 350 N. Center St., Brandon, WI 53919 ~ 920-346-5815

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 00
3-3/4"
9.5 cm
4-1/4"
10.8 cm
Size 0
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
5"
12.7 cm
Size 1
5-1/4"
13.3 cm
5-5/8"
14.3 cm
Size 2
5-5/8"
14.3 cm
6-1/8"
15.6 cm
Size 3
6-1/4"
15.9 cm
7"
17.8 cm
Size 4
7-1/4"
18.4 cm
7-3/4"
19.7 cm
Size 5
8"
20.3 cm
8-1/2"
21.6 cm
Size 6
9-1/2"
24.1 cm
9-1/2"
24.1 cm
EasySoakerhttp://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easy_soakers/EasySoakers.aspx(I prefer these to the Davis soakers because they don't have frog supports.)
Size
Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Small
3-3/4" - 4-1/2"
9.5 - 11.5 cm
4-1/4" - 5"
10.8 - 12.7 cm
Medium
4-1/2" - 5-1/4"
11.5 - 13.4 cm
5" - 5-3/4"
12.7 - 14.6 cm
Large
5-1/4" - 5-3/4"
13.4 - 14.6 cm
5-3/4" - 6-1/4"
14.6 - 15.9 cm
X-Large
5-3/4" - 6-1/4"
14.6 - 15.9 cm
6-1/4" - 6-3/4"
15.9 - 17.2 cm
XX-Large
6-1/4" - 6-3/4"
15.9 - 17.2 cm
6-3/4" - 7-1/4"
17.2 - 18.4 cm
XXX-Large
6-3/4" - 7-1/4"
17.2 - 18.4 cm
7-1/4" - 7-3/4"
18.4 - 19 cm
Easybootshttp://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboots/Easyboots.aspx Easyboots, new 'Epic' model http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboot_epics/Easyboot_Epic.aspx Note--they have recently changed sizing a bit!The Epic model is an Easy boot with a gator permanently attached.Easy boot gators can also be added to newer Easy boots.
Easyboots, 'Bare' model http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboot_bare/Easyboot_Bare.aspx
Easyboots, 'Grip' model http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/easyboot_grip/Easyboot_Grip.aspx (only available in sizes 0-3)
Size
Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Pony
3-3/16" - 3-3/8"
8.1 - 8.6 cm.
3-3/8" - 3-5/8"
8.6 - 9.2 cm.
000
3-3/8" - 3-13/16"
8.6 - 9.7 cm.
3-5/8" - 4-3/16"
9.2 - 10.6 cm.
00
3-13/16" - 4-3/8"
9.7 - 11.1 cm.
4-3/16" - 4 -5/8"
10.6 - 11.7 cm.
0
4-3/8" - 4-9/16"
11.1 - 11.6 cm.
4-5/8" - 4-15/16"
11.7 - 12.5 cm.
1
4-9/16" - 4-7/8"
11.6 - 12.4 cm.
4-15/16" - 5-1/8"
12.5 - 13 cm.
2
4-7/8" - 5-1/8"
12.4 - 13 cm.
5-1/8" - 5-9/16"
13 - 14.1 cm.
3
5-1/8" - 5-1/2"
13 - 14 cm.
5-9/16" - 5-15/16"
14.1 - 15.1 cm.
4
5-1/2" - 5-15/16"
14 - 15.1 cm.
5-15/16" - 6-7/16"
15.1 - 16.4 cm.
5
5-15/16" - 6-7/16"
15.1 - 16.4 cm.
6-7/16" - 6-7/8"
16.4 - 17.5 cm.
6
6-7/16" - 6-7/8"
16.4 - 17.5 cm.
6-7/8" - 7-7/16"
17.5 - 18.9 cm.
7
6-7/8" - 7-9/16""
17.6 - 19.2 cm.
7-7/16" - 7-3/4"
18.9 - 19.5 cm.
Giddyap Girl Soaking BootAvailable in only one size for "most" horses.(Might hold water in better than EasySoakers and Davis Soakers.)http://www.valleyvet.com/medicator-boots/Deluxe-Equine-Slipper (Phone: 800-419-9524 )
Healing Slipper Original model on left; new, heavier duty version on right that is less breathableVery light duty--good for holding bandages onto sore horses, about $35 eachHeavier version "healing slipper"--available at (800) 419-9524 orhttp://www.valleyvet.com/medicator-boots/Deluxe-Equine-Slipper
Size
Maximum Hoof Width
Maximum Hoof Length
Small
4-3/4” (12.1 cm)
4-3/4” (12.1 cm)
Medium
5-3/4” (14.6 cm)
6” (15.2 cm)
Large
6-1/4” (15.9 cm)
6-1/2” (16.5 cm)
Extra Large
7” (17.8 cm)
7-1/4” (18.4 cm)
Treatment (hospital-type) boot and emergency trail bootThey also offer an abscess kit, and insole kits.http://www.plumshadefarm.com or (610) 486-0708
HOOFix treatment
Maximum Hoof Width
Maximum Hoof Length
Medium Pony
4-1/2” (11.4 cm)
5-1/4” (13.3 cm)
Regular Horse
5-3/4” (14.6 cm)
6-1/2” (16.5 cm)
Large Horse
6-1/2” (16.5 cm)
6-3/4” (17.1 cm)
HOOFix emergency boot and trail boot
Maximum Hoof Width
Maximum Hoof Length
Small horse
5" (12.7 cm)
6" (15.2 cm)
Regular Horse
5-1/2” (14 cm)
6-1/2” (16.5 cm)
If your horse wears shoe size:
000
00
0
1
2
3
HOOFix Abscess Kit
Medium Pony
Medium Pony
N/A
Regular Horse
Regular Horse
Large Horse
HOOFix Treatment Boot
Medium Pony
Medium Pony
N/A
Regular Horse
Regular Horse
Large Horse
HOOFix Emergency Trail Boot
N/A
N/A
Small Horse
Small Horse
Regular Horse
N/A
HOOFix Emergency Boot
N/A
N/A
Small Horse
Small Horse
Regular Horse
N/A
Hoof Wings (An early version; design still being improved.)Sizes in green type are available NOW; in pink type, available LATERBlue type--insoles standard; new, improved attachment systemRed type--mule size coming soon, insoles standard; new, improved attachment systemhttp://www.HorseSneaker.com/hoofwings.htmMeasure length from end of toe to back of frog. Click HERE for more detailed measuring instructions.
Wide (inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (inches)
Long (Metric)
2"
5.1 cm
2-1/2"
6.4 cm
2.5"
6.4 cm
3"
7.6 cm
3"
7.6 cm
3-1.2"
8.9 cm
3-1/2"
8.9 cm
4"
10.2 cm
4"
10.2 cm
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
4-1/4"
10.8 cm
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
5"
12.7 cm
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
5-1/4"
13.3 cm
5"
12.7 cm
5"
12.7 cm
5"
12.7 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
5-1/4"
13.3 cm
5-3/4"
14.6 cm
5-1/4" HIND
13.3 cm
6"
15.2 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
6"
15.2 cm
5-3/4"
14.6 cm
6-1/4"
15.9 cm
6"
15.2 cm
6"
15.2 cm
6"
15.2 cm
6-1/2"
16.5 cm
6-1/2"
16.5 cm
7"
17.8 cm
6-3/4"
17.2 cm
7-1/4"
18.4 cm
7"
17.8 cm
7-1/2"
19.1 cm
7-1/2"
19.1 cm
8"
20.3 cm
8"
20.3 cm
8-1/2"
21.6 cm
8-1/2"
21.6 cm
9"
22.9 cm
9" HIND
22.9 cm
9-1/2"
24.1 cm
(In the future, they hope to offer sizes in 1/4" (. 6 cm) increments, and alsosizes for narrower feet 1" (2.5 cm) longer than wide.)
Horse-Mocs--custom made from hoof tracingsNo standard sizes--you send in tracings for custom boots.http://www.horsemocs.com/index2.htm
Marquis boots(They go more by width)N. American distributor: http://www.StrideEquus.com/info@strideequus.com Note--they have recently changed sizing a bit!

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Size 0
3-3/4" - 4-5/16"
9.5 - 10.9 cm
Size 1
4-3/8" - 4-11/16"
11 - 11.9 cm
Size 2
4 3/4" - 5-1/16"
12 - 12.9 cm
Size 3
5-1/8" - 5-7/16"
13 - 13.7 cm
Size 4
5-7/16" - 5-13/16"
13.8 - 14.7 cm
Size 5
5-7/8" - 6-3/16"
14.8 - 15.7 cm
Old Macs (original version) (They go more by length; if your width is a 2 and length is a 5,use a 5 with shims in the side. Run wide, and short front-to-back.)http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/old_macs/Old_Macs.aspx

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 0
4-1/8" - 4-5/16"
10.5 - 11 cm
3-3/4 - 3-15/16"
9.5 - 10 cm
Size 1
4-5/16 - 4-1/2"
11 - 11.5 cm
3-15/16" - 4-1/8"
10 - 10.5 cm
Size 2
4-1/2" - 4-11/16"
11.5 - 12 cm
4-1/8" - 4-5/16"
10.5 - 11 cm
Size 3
4-11/16" - 4-7/8"
12 - 12.5 cm
4-5/16" - 4-1/2"
11 - 11.5 cm
Size 4
4-7/8" - 5-1/16"
12.5 - 13 cm
4-1/2" - 4-11/16"
11.5 - 12 cm
Size 5
5-1/16" - 5-1/4"
13 - 13.5 cm
4-11/16" - 4-7/8"
12 - 12.5 cm
Size 6
5-1/4" - 5-7/16"
13.5 - 14 cm
4-7/8" - 5-1/16"
12.5 - 13 cm
Size 7
5-7/16" - 5-5/8"
14 - 14.5 cm
5-1/16" - 5-1/4"
13 - 13.5 cm
Size 8
5-5/8" - 5-13/16"
14.5 - 15 cm
5-1/4" - 5-7/16"
13.5 -14 cm
Old Macs G2 (updated version) (The new version of the Old Macs are a more normal shape than the old version;they are not wider than long, as the old version was, and fit more horses, and even some mules.The breakover on the bottoms no longer has the point that the old version did.)http://www.easycareinc.com/our_boots/old_macs_G2/Old_Macs_G2.aspx

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 0
3-15/16" - 4-1/8"
10.0 - 10.5 cm
4-1/8" - 4-5/16"
10.5 - 11.0 cm
Size 1
4-1/8" - 4-5/16"
10.5 - 11.0 cm
4-5/16" - 4-1/2"
11.0 - 11.5 cm
Size 2
4-5/16" - 4-1/2"
11.0 - 11.5 cm
4-1/2" - 4-3/4"
11.5 - 12.0 cm
Size 3
4-1/2" - 4-3/4"
11.5 - 12.0 cm
4-3/4" - 4-15/16"
12.0 - 12.5 cm
Size 4
4-3/4" - 4-15/16"
12.0 - 12.5 cm
4-15/16" - 5-1/8"
12.5 - 13.0 cm
Size 5
4 15/16" - 5 1/8"
12.5 - 13.0 cm
5 1/8" - 5 5/16"
13.0 - 13.5 cm
Size 6
5-1/8" - 5-5/16"
13.0 - 13.5 cm
5-5/16" - 5-1/2"
13.5 - 14.0 cm
Size 7
5-5/16" - 5-1/2"
13.5 - 14.0 cm
5-1/2" - 5-11/16"
14.0 - 14.5 cm
Size 8
5-1/2" - 5-11/16"
14.0 - 14.5 cm
5-11/16" - 5-15/16"
14.5 - 15.0 cm
Size 9
5-11/16" - 5-15/16"
14.5 - 15.0 cm
5-15/16" - 6-1/8"
15.0 - 15.5 cm
Size 10
5-15/16" - 6-1/8"
15.0 - 15.5 cm
6-1/8" - 6-5/16"
15.5 - 16.0 cm
Renegade Hoof Boots http://www.renegadehoofboots.com/ Available through trimmers: info@renegadehoofboots.com Another possible source: Jeannean Mercuri, 631-345-2644 , info@gotreeless.com Also available in these colors: red, yellow, copper, burgundy, jade, brown and black.

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 00
4-3/16"
10.7 cm
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
Size 0
4-9/16"
11.6 cm
5"
12.7 cm
Size 1
4-3/4"
12.1 cm
5-1/4"
13.4 cm
Size 2
5"
12.7 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
Sabre Sneakers--standard sizes
Older design above; new rehab boot, and mini version below.(They go more by width)www.sabresneakers.com 203-274-6551 Ordering info: www.sabresneakers.com/orderinganddealers.html
Size
Horseshoe Size Equiv.
Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Mini

2" - 2-1/2"
5.1 - 6.4 cm
Mini B

2-1/2" - 3"
6.4 - 7.6 cm
Pony

3" - 3-1/2"
7.6 - 8.9 cm
A
00
3-3/4" - 4"
9.5 - 10.2 cm
B
0
4-3/8" - 4-3/4"
11.1 - 12.1 cm
C
1
4-7/8" - 5-1/4"
12.4 - 13.3 cm
D
2-3
5-3/8" - 5-3/4"
13.7 - 14.6 cm
E
4
5-7/8" - 6-1/4"
14.9 - 15.9 cm
Soft-Ride boots and insoles (A superior hospital-type boot with insoles of 5 densities available. I do not recommendthe dual density insole. In many cases you may want to shave off the frog support. Theinsoles' heels are slightly thicker than the toes. In cases where there is a real sole deficitin the toe, you could reverse the pads and raise the toes more than the heels to get aground-parallel coffin bone once the frog support is shaved off level with the rest of thepad. Order primarily by width. Their orthotics also fit into Cavallo Simple boots.More info: 866-763-8743 .) http://www.soft-ride.com

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 1 (XXL)
6-3/4"
17.2 cm
7-3/4"
19.7 cm
Size 2 (XL)
6-1/2"
16.5 cm
7-1/4"
18.4 cm
Size 3 (L)
6-1/8"
15.6 cm
6-3/8""
16.2 cm
Size 4 (ML)
5-5/8"
14.3 cm
6"
15.2 cm
Size 5 (M)
5-3/8"
13.7 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
Size 6 (MS)
5-1/8"
13 cm
5-1/4"
13.3 cm
Size 7 (S)
4-1/2"
11.4 cm
5"
12.7 cm
Size 8 (XS)
3-7/8"
9.8 cm
4-1/4"
10.8 cm
Size 9 (XXS)
3-5/8"
9.2 cm
3-3/4"
9.5 cm
Swiss bootsOrder more by length than width; you may need to shim width.These run wide, and short from front to back.More info: http://www.swisshorseboot.de/com/html4/boot.html

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Long (Inches)
Long (Metric)
Size 00
3-3/8" - 4"
8.5 - 10 cm
4"
10 cm
Size 0
4" - 4-1/2"
10 - 11.3 cm
4-5/16"
11 cm
Size 01*
4-1/2" - 5"
11.3 - 12.5 cm
4-3/4"
12 cm
Size 1
4-1/2" - 5"
11.3 - 12.5 cm
4-3/4"
12 cm
Size 2
5" - 5-3/8"
12.5 - 13.5 cm
5-1/8"
13 cm
Size 3
5-3/8" - 5-3/4"
13.5 - 14.5 cm
5-1/2"
14 cm
Size 4
5-3/4" - 6-1/8"
14.5 - 15.5 cm
6"
15.2 cm
*(Special version for Arabs and TBs)
Toledo boots (from Brazil) (They go more by width)http://www.toledohorse.com.br/english/produtos/detalhes.asp?prod=6&cat=2&subcat

Wide (Inches)
Wide (Metric)
Size 0
4 - 4-3/8"
10 - 11 cm
Size 1
4-3/8 - 4-3/4"
11 - 12 cm
Size 2
5-1/8 - 5-1/2"
13 - 14 cm

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cowgirl Cachet: Times Have Changed

Cowgirl Cachet: Times Have Changed I found this blog and read with my ears open. I wanted to post this link and share this incredible story. Cowgirl to Cowgirl.

Appalosa Movie

Hey Ya'll don't forget to scroll down and check out the information for the new movie "Appolosa"

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Barefoot Horse Clinics in Arizona

November 15th
Tucson
$55 of registered by November 1st!
$75 thereafter!

9am to 4pm
New 6 hour Format Due to Popular Demand
9am - noon= Anatomy, hoof function, Nutrition and how food and environment affects the hoof, body positions, disease: cause, treatment and prevention, tools, and more
Noon= lunch break where everyone leaves to get own lunch
1-4 trimming demo and practice on 1-2 horses, angles and balance, boots and boot fitting
Registration includes your copy of
The Natural Trim: For Horse Owners, Module One!
Pre-Registration is required!
Email : info@azhoofrehab for registration form and details




2009 Arizona
Clinic Schedule
Prices: $55 if registered at least one month early, $75 thereafter. Clinic includes your copy of "The Natural Trim: For Horse Owners, Module One" as long as you are registered within two weeks of workshop when books are ordered.

9am to 4pm
New 6 hour Format Due to Popular Demand
9am - noon= Anatomy, hoof function, Nutrition and how food and environment affects the hoof, body positions, disease: cause, treatment and prevention, tools, and How to build the best environment for stone crunching hooves.
Noon= lunch break where everyone leaves to get own lunch
1-4 trimming demo and practice on 1-2 horses, angles and balance, boots and boot fitting
Registration includes your copy of
The Natural Trim: For Horse Owners, Module One!
Pre-Registration is required! Space is Limited!
Complete Directions will be given out only to those who have registered.
Email : info@azhoofrehab for registration form and details

January 2009
Northeast Valley-Scottsdale Arizona


February 09
West- Glendale Arizona

March 2009

South-Tuscon Arizona


April 09
East- Apache Junction Arizona

May 2009
North West Valley-Wickenburg Arizona


June 09
North- Payson Arizona

July 09
North-Flagstaff Arizona


August 09
South- Sonoita Arizona

September 09
East- Queen Creek Arizona


October 09
East- Casa Grande Arizona
November
South West Valley-Wittman Arizona





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Saturday, September 20, 2008

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Reading and Research

Must Reads about Natural Hoof Care

Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You
by Pete Ramey
An eye-opening book by one of the gurus of barefoot horses. Explains the workings of the foot, its proper and healthy state, and how to obtain and maintain a healthy barefoot horse. A "must read."
Amazon Price: $17.79 (as of 09/19/2008)

Horse Owners Guide to Natural Hoof Care
by Jaime Jackson
This book is by another barefoot guru. It's directed at the layperson who wants to trim their own horses the natural way, but professionals should read it, too.
Amazon Price: $19.77 (as of 09/19/2008)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"The greatest advantage is to hoof health. By leaving a horse barefoot, one allows the hoof's natural functions of shock absorption, traction, and biomechanics to perform at their optimum. Shoes inhibit natural function and the horse's natural way of going, and limb interference with shoes can cause injury." ---Debora Ash, American Farrier's Association (AFA) certified farrier, BHS assistant instructor, and co-author and publisher of Study Guides (to aid farriers for AFA national certification examinations)
"The foot was designed to be unshod. Anything that you add to the foot, like a horseshoe that is nailed on, is going to interfere with the foot's natural process. Most horseshoes have six to eight nails, possibly one to three clips, all of which constrict the foot's ability to expand and contract. Add pads, packing, any number of alternatives to the shoe, and you create a gait alteration. It all interferes with the natural process of the mechanism. Ideally, for the foot to work the way it's been designed through evolution to work, you'd rather do less than more to the foot. But that may or may not be a realistic wish."---Emil Carre, AFA president, AFA certified journeyman farrier, and a consulting editor for Hoofcare and Lameness magazine. _________________________________________________________
"Trimming barefoot riding horses demands a higher level of intuition and competency. A horseshoe or a hoof boot can hide even the most serious errors in judgement (for a while). A mistake on a barefoot riding horse will tell on you in a heartbeat!" --Pete Ramey, "Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You"