Graduation Gallery

Horses that make it to this page have hooves that are at least partially self-maintaining. By rebuilding the hoof through years of careful, frequent corrections, the horse is able to move properly. The function is restored to the hoof through movement in the proper form. The form is maintained through proper function.

proper form = proper function.

Typically, at this point, the heels maintain themselves at the correct height for the horse. Minimal trimming is needed... mainly at the toe and central sulcus of the frog. When this is done frequently and correctly the horse has consistently comfortable feet. The hooves become regenerative and sustainable.


*** Click on any hoof below to see more information concerning that horse ***


Arabian


Thoroughbred
born 2006


Arabian


Arabian
born 2005


Mustang


Arabian
born 2001


Miniature
born 1999


Welsh Pony
born 2006


Quarter Horse
born 1999


Arabian
born 1999

Our Philosophy

Horses feet have evolved over millions of years to be a regenerative system. Constant movement over varied terrain maintains the balance of growth vs. wear, step for step. The result is an amazing hoof comprised of:

- super structures that thrive on use.
- Hoof function with an efficient break over
- and the ability to withstand and dissipate concussive forces with a heel first impact (this allows the horse to use his weight for him instead of against him. )

The current more traditional system for domestic horses is a degenerative system where there is minimal movement in a small damp stall, infrequent trimming schedules and/ or prosthetic devices nailed to their feet.

This results in the horse crushing his feet under his own weight. I believe horses were designed to have sustainable feet for their lifetime. I feel that we are responsible as the horse's caretakers to protect the natural wonder, the horse's hoof, that nature has provided for them.

Our Goal

To encourage the mustang foot on the domestic horse through proper trimming and care. The best foot your horse can have.

AND

To teach you how to manage risk in your horse or herd through lameness prevention and sound management practices, specifically focusing on hooves, through movement, footing, balanced trimming and diet.

Services include:

- Assessment

- Consultation

- Trimming

- Booting

- Footing

- Clinics

- Personal Lessons

- Horsemanship Training

- Lameness Prevention

- Rehabilitation

- Facilities Design

and Development