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Which hoof shape best matches your horse?
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Of fundamental importance to hoof health, is horse hoof trimming that yields a balanced trim whether the hoof is barefoot or shod.
Barefoot or Shod.
There are several considerations to explore when considering the horse trim.
Protection comes in many forms. A few examples are hoof boots, glue on materials and shoeing packages.
Regardless of the assist used, the HORSE TRIM is paramount to successful maintenance and health of the hoof capsule and it's internal structures. Assists, are just that, an additional external assist to provide support to the hoof, when needed.
At the end of the day, it is the balanced hoof trim that sets the pendulum in motion, for long term stability and soundness.
Let us start with looking at optimal mechanics in the healthy sound hoof.