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.
To encourage the mustang foot on the domestic horse through proper trimming and care. The best foot your horse can have.
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.
– Personal Lessons
– Horsemanship Training
– Lameness Prevention
– Facilities Design