December 23, 2017

According to the American Farriers Association, only 10% of domestic horses are absolutely sound. Natural hoof care pioneers were farriers or veterinarians that noticed this trend and looked for answers in the wild. As an unsound wild horse is condemned, they figured t...

December 16, 2017

From the barefoot trimmer’s perspective, it is clear that hoof boots are superior to horse shoes in most aspects. They are light, removable and flexible, and they allow proper biomechanics while protecting the bottom of the hoof. However, we need to be objective and re...

May 2, 2017

In Eastern Canada, spring is the dreaded season for thrush. The extremely wet conditions along with rich grass make it very likely to occur. The problems caused by thrush usually interfere with getting the horse back to work before the show season.

What is thrush?

Thrush...

May 2, 2017

Dans l'est du Canada, le printemps rime souvent avec pourriture de la fourchette. Les sols détrempés ainsi que l'herbe riche en favorisent l'apparition. Les problèmes qui en résultent interfèrent avec le retour au travail en vue des compétitions.

Qu'est-ce que la pourri...

March 6, 2017

I always get excited when I learn new things, especially when I thought I knew a subject. It was the case when I started taking equine nutrition courses. Far be it from me to tell you how to feed your horse, I just wanted to share a few insights on what I discovered. 

W...

February 27, 2017

As a horse owner, you regularly hear numerous recommendations regarding what to do for your horse. The overload of information can be overwhelming, especially when many of these opinions contradict one another. 

You probably heard it all, and are confused on what decisi...

February 21, 2017

I have just completed another course on equine biosecurity. As I travel to many different barns in both Ontario and Quebec, I take this subject very seriously. My heart breaks when I hear that a case of Equine Infectious Anemia or other similar disease has been confirm...

February 21, 2017

Je viens de terminer un autre cours en biosécurité équine. Je me déplace dans de nombreuses écuries en Ontario et au Québec, donc je prends ce sujet très au sérieux. J'ai le coeur brisé lorsque j'apprends que des cas d'anémie infectieuse équine ou autres maladies de ce...

February 16, 2017

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