HARMONY WITH YOUR HORSE
Main advantages over other trimming methods:
No abrupt changes causing discomfort!
Hooves are balanced gradually, protecting the limbs from stress.
Unique filing technique that controls abrasion.
Works with the hoof and environmental conditions to correct and prevent distortion.
Treats the cause of hoof distortion, not just the symptoms.
Reverses and/or prevents hoof problems and discomfort.
PREVENTIVE HOOF CARE
A healthy horse starts from the hoof up.
WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE FOR YOU AND YOUR HORSE?
Your horse will be put on a 3 to 4 week trimming schedule, designed to give you maximum results.
PREVENTION IS KEY.
Effective and regular hoof care should be a priority, one that enables the horse to have the best quality of life.
Our objective is to achieve the best possible condition for each individual hoof of each unique horse.
Many horses today suffer due to hoof distortion. Our preventive treatment corrects deformations before your horse shows signs of lameness or other symptoms.
WHY GO BAREFOOT?
BARE IS BEST.
Solving severe hoof problems, AND preventing them, is only possible by regular trimming in short intervals on the unshod hoof.
To correct and maintain hoof shape, the hoof material needs to be exposed to abrasion, and the mechanics of the hoof needs to be stimulated with each step.
restriction in the hoof mechanics
lack of natural stimulation through the hoof
poor blood circulation
unhealthy new hoof growth
nail holes perforate the hoof wall
encourages bacteria to enter the hoof
cracks, fissures and breakage to increase
horse cannot feel as it walks, so is more careless with limbs, causing potential injury
increased risk of sliding
compensation on uneven surfaces causes increased stress to hinge joints
greater risk of injury to humans and other horses
Shoes will not repair those conditions.
Shoes become unnecessary once hooves are trimmed properly and your horse is given time for recovery.
There is no such thing as a horse "being too old" to go barefoot. The natural production of hoof horn material does not alter with age.
Removing shoes does, however, require an adjustment period as healthy hoof material grows back, and weight is distributed more evenly. We will work with you to make sure your horse is kept as comfortable as possible during this transition period.
THERE IS NO HEALTHY HORSE WITHOUT HEALTHY HOOVES
OUR PRINCIPLE GOAL:
Our main goal is to go beyond treating symptoms to prevent and / or eliminate hoof conditions that are detrimental to your horse.
In order to achieve the best possible condition for hooves, we take the whole horse: genetic or disease-related predispositions, feed, environment and occupation into account.
Your horse will be able to use its limbs properly and walk its way into a naturally corrected shape. This enables your horse to move more freely, with better quality of life.