21 April 2008 - 0 reacties
"New Theory on Equine Hoof Physiology" Dr. Bowker
Article from The Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, "The Unfettered Foot"
Dr. Bowker & Pete Ramey; "Newly Discovered Shock Absorber in the Equine Foot"
....when looking at this, consider that this is just from the weight of a man, not that
of a 1000lb horse...how do you think a rigid shoe might affect this?
"Breaking Traditions" Dr. Tomas Teskey, DVM
"Is Shoeing Necessary?" Dr. Neel W. Glass, Ph.D.
"The Metal-Free Horse" Dr. Robert Cook, DVM, FRCVS, PhD; Tufts University
A Vet's story of a dressage horse on it’s way to having a neurectomy due to navicular
"Freedom for the feet---De-shoeing horses"
Understanding Feral Hooves and how it relates to domestic hooves
A detailed article from American Assoc. of Equine Practitioners --"What makes 'Good'
and 'Bad' Footed Horses"
Chrisann Ware, (not a vet but an Equine Myofunctional Therapist); Understanding
the "whole horse effects" of poor hoof form
A vets thoughts/comments on treating laminitis without shoes
Valuable information particularly for owners of laminitic horses
Swedish Vet/Ag University, "Do shoes affect hoof mechanism, heel expansion, frog pressure?"
www.safergrass.org - (Not a trim site, but critical info on diet...vital to healthy hooves!)
As more people are discovering the benefits of barefoot, many articles on the subject are appearing in major Equine magazines. The first 4 have online links but the last two do not. They are great articles though and you can easily order back issues of the magazine through their website.
"Horse & Rider" Feb 2006; Is Barefoot Better? by Jennifer F. Meyer http://equisearch.com/horses_care/health/hoof_care/barefoot_112507/
"Horse & Rider" Dec 2006; A New Way To Beat Laminitis by Debbie Moors www.hoofrehab.com/HORP-061200-LAMINITIS.pdf
"Practical Horseman" Dec 2005; Can Your Horse Go Barefoot? Here's Why, And How, He May Be Happier Without Shoes. by Elaine Pascoe www.easycareinc.com/_System/Lib/Image/main_pages/education
"Horsetalk Online Magazine" Jan 2008; Going Barefoot Means Change for Horse and Rider by Abigail Hogg; www.horsetalk.co.nz/health/barefoot-137.shtml
"Western Horseman" July 2007; “Barefoot Every Day: Is It Right for Your Horse?”
by Heidi Nyland
"Horse & Rider" Dec 2007; "The Benefits of Barefoot" by Jennifer F. Meyer
"Horse Owners Guide to Natural Hoof Care"; "Paddock Paradise"; "Founder: Prevention and Cure"; and "The Natural Horse" all by Jaime Jackson www.primechoice.com/jaime-jackson
"Making Natural Hoofcare Work for You" by Pete Ramey www.hoofrehab.com
"The Soul of A Horse: Life Lessons from the Herd" by Joe Camp www.thesoulofahorse.com
"Ten Golden Rules of Horsemanship" Bruce Nock, PhD; fellow AANHCP member
"Equine Wellness Magazine" www.equinewellnessmagazine.com
"Natural Horse Magazine" www.naturalhorse.com
The first four sites listed here don't specifically talk about natural trimming as the others do, but they are clients of mine that of course are big believers in barefoot and compete on their horses in various events.
www.trailsendec.com Kerri Joosten, 3 Star Parelli Professional/Instructor and her son who competes in upper level Polocrosse barefoot
www.drreznicek.com A Veterinarian/Equine Chiropractor who competes in endurance
www.deanfieldfarm.com Competes in dressage, cross country and jumping (also stands an Irish Draught stallion)
www.ricecreekfarm.com Competes in endurance (also stands a Spanish Arabian stallion)
www.thesoulofahorse.com Friend, Filmmaker, Author, creator/owner of the amazing Benji, and a true advocate for children and animals, Joe Camp speaks of his journey into horsemanship.
www.equisearch.com/horses_care/health/hoof_care/barefoothorse_011706 A story of how natural hoof care saved her navicular horse
http://equiwebs.com/ninemaple A Thoroughbred & Arabian race farm
www.sportpony.com Another TX Veterinarian, sport horse trainer
www.horsedesigns.com/journey/journey.html One woman explains her journey down the barefoot path...
http://members.cox.net/shotgun.ranch/ another story of how barefoot helped a navicular horse...
Some barefoot horses may need hoof boots if you plan to ride on terrain they are not accustomed to. Unlike shoes however Hoof Boots don’t restrict hoof mechanism, allow proper hoof form, flex, absorb shock (rather than increase it as shoes do) and truly protect the entire hoof, not just the edge of the hoof wall. Best of all they don't have to be worn 24/7...just think of them as another piece of tack. Hoof Boots today are vastly improved from those of yesteryear. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by their fit and durability. Ask a skilled natural trimmer to help you with properly fitting boots to your horse.