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Holistic Hoof Care for
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Browse our blog posts below, and read on to learn more about holistic hoof care.

Ambassador introduction: Nicky, Makaio and Eluney

Say hello to Nicky, Makaio and Eluney, our new ambassadors!

Hi! My name is Nicky, I was born in Holland but moved to sunny Spain in 2016. I don't come from a horsey family, but still my love for horses started at a very young age. I went to riding schools when I was a little girl and a few years...

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How do you learn to trim hooves online?

Learning to trim online

Is it really possible? Read one of our student's experience!

I’ve been on my trimming journey for about two years now. I struggled to find a good, reliable barefoot trimmer who knew what they were doing, so after some persuasion from a close friend, I decided to give...

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How to take great hoof photos

Why are hoof photos useful for you as the owner? What kind of photos should you take, and how often? In this blog post we talk about the benefits of photographing your horse's hooves regularly, and show you how to take photos that help you track your horse's hoof development.

 

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Ambassador Introduction: Luna and Hvalur

Say hello to Luna and Hvalur, our new ambassadors!

Hi, I’m Luna from Germany and this is my Icelandic horse Hvalur. He was born in the Icelandic wilderness and is a very independent horse; he knows he will be just fine on his own, so getting him to work with me is a case of persuading him,...

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Ambassador Introduction: Essi and Wilma

Say hello to Essi and Wilma, our new ambassadors!

Hi, I’m Essi from Finland and this is my horse Wilma. Wilma is a 12-year old Haflinger mare that I do a variety of fun stuff with. We compete in dressage and show jumping, do a lot of trail riding and also trick training. My horse’s...

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Ambassador Introduction: Jess and Ava

Say hello to Jess and Ava, our new ambassadors!

Hi, I’m Jess from Tasmania. I’m learning to trim hooves, with the intention of becoming a professional trimmer in the future, and have already completed a few short courses and read several books about hoof trimming. I have been...

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Ambassador Introduction: Ronja and Kerttu

Say hello to Ronja and Kerttu, our new ambassadors!

Hello, my name is Ronja and I live in Finland. Kerttu, a horse that I’m leasing, is a 5-year-old Irish Cob mare and we have known each other for about 1.5 years now. I see her weekly, sometimes only once and sometimes more times per week....

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Ambassador Introduction: Cynthia and Indie

Say hello to Cynthia and Indie, our new ambassadors!

Hi, my name is Cynthia and this is my horse Indie. I live in Scotland, but I am originally from Canada. I work as an equine welfare researcher, currently focusing on alternative grazing systems, especially track systems, and their impacts on...

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Ambassador Introduction: Gemma and Roly

Say hello to Gemma and Roly, our new ambassadors!

Hi, I’m Gemma and this is my pony Roly. We are based on Dartmoor in the UK. I have no previous experience of trimming my horses’ hooves but have been using an equine podiatrist for my herd since 2014.

I have four horses, two that I...

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What is hoof concavity?

This blog post tells you why concavity is an important factor when assessing hoof health.

Concavity can be described as the cupped appearance of the horse's sole - like an upside-down bowl.  Imagine you're holding the horse's hoof up and looking at the sole; the frog should be nestled at the...

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