All Natural Horse Care News - Nov 2011
The World's First Flexible Hoof Boot
Equine Fusion have launched the first of it's kind hoof boot that has a flexible sole which allows the hoof to function more naturally.
The boot, called the Equine Jogging Shoe has many unique features:
- Unique sole that is concave and flexible
- Lightweight - one of the lightest boots on the market
- Machine Washable
- Easy measuring system
For more information
Improving the Foot Health of the Domestic Horse: The relevance of the feral horse foot model
Australian Brumby Hoof Study
New report by Brian Hampson and Chris Pollitt on Australia's wild horse hoof morphology and health. Interesting report that highlights some though-provoking observations but is very biased against the natural horse as a model for hoof care.
A free pdf download can be accessed
by clicking here
Equine Soundness is offering the online theory of their student course free of charge to anyone interested.
Free Online Trimming Course
We hope this will help horse owners, veterinarians, farriers and barefoot trimmers alike.
For information how to sign up:
Dr Bowker conducted a study to compare the movement of the pastured horse compared to the stalled horse.
On average the pastured horses took 8,000-10,000 steps per day.
The stalled horses averaged 800!
Whilst conducting the study he noticed that pastured horses tended to sleep mostly in the early hours of the morning. So he wondered if it would make much difference if the horses were just stalled at night, as this would include the sleep hours.
Interestingly the horses that were stalled at night didn't move much more than the 24/7 stalled horses when they were turned out during the day. He theorized that the act of stalling shuts down the horse's innate movement characteristic.
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