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Barefoot performance horses

It’s been a longstanding tradition to shoe performance horses – whether they be racehorses, dressage horses, jumpers, endurance horses, or reiners. As more riders...

Learning to go barefoot

This barefoot school takes a whole-horse approach to education and hoof care. Chris Jonason first tried bare hoof trimming 11 years ago, after purchasing a...

Hoof Bruises

Hoof bruises can look alarming, but may not be a reason to worry. The equine hoof is a marvelous piece of anatomy. It is made to...

Rehabilitation for Soundness

Lameness issues benefit from the healing capacity of nature and time. A large percentage of horses that end up in rescues have soundness issues. On...

The Right Shoe For The Season

Many people opt to shoe their horses for the show or riding season, then pull them. Let's explore some pros and cons - and...

The Flat Hoof

Today’s horses are much more prone to flat feet. Learn why, and what you can do about it. When a foal is born, his coffin...

An Interview With Stacy Westfall

Stacy Westfall talks about how she got started, natural horsekeeping, and developing a strong bond with equine partners. Talented horsewoman Stacy Westfall needs little introduction....

Winter Hoof Care

Being knee deep in mud and snow can be a challenge to your horse. Here are some tips on proper hoof care for the...

Positive & Negative Impacts of Metal

The positive and negative impacts of metal on your horse. In the Shoes If the horse is shod, metal will obviously be used in the shoes,...

Expert Tips on Horsemanship & Horsekeeping

Confession…the thought of spending one-on-one time with Pat and Linda Parelli left me a little wide-eyed. These horsemanship icons were recently in London, Ontario...