Just A Little Bit

Just A Little Bit Do you trim your own horses? How do you approach it? I’m not talking about techniques here, I’m talking about mind set… What is it that you’re thinking about and what are you trying to achieve. Let me be clear. I’m definitely not saying in any way that people should or […]

I Think You’re Right

I Think You’re Right Really, I think you’re right, and sometimes, you simply don’t get enough credit for just how much you know! We all have many roles in life, so to be clear, I mean you the horse owner (or caregiver I suppose, if we’re being particularly politically correct – blugh!) As a horse […]

How Important Is Hoof Balance?

How Important Is Hoof Balance? A lot of focus is placed on getting perfectly balanced hooves. We all look at the outside of the hoof capsule and make our judgement as to whether the hoof has been properly balanced by whoever has trimmed or shod it. But have we really considered what balance is, and […]

Bars: To Trim or Not To Trim

Bars: To Trim or Not To Trim I received a question from Becky about trimming bars:  Should the bars be trimmed, some say no and some do which is best for the horse and why? Well the direct and honest answer is this… Bars should be trimmed when they need trimming and not when they […]

You Can’t Cure Laminitis!

You Can’t Cure Laminitis! Well that’s a bit of a defeatist attitude isn’t it! Stay with me here, there’s hope I promise… Horses can get over laminitis, I’m just not sure they can be cured of it. You see, laminitis isn’t a disease, really. Firstly, lets define some terms so we’re all on the same […]

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