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Ignoring Pathology

Ignoring Pathology

  When we, Natural Hoof Care Practitioners want to adhere to the 4th prinicple of the Natural Trim – ignoring all pathology – we need to be able to see the difference between healthy and unhealthy. The Natural Trim is a term used these days...

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Natural Hoof Care In The Year 2015

Natural Hoof Care In The Year 2015

When I started practicing Natural Hoofcare more then ten years ago, I had little or no colleagues. No one practiced NHC – at least not in The Netherlands – and hardly anybody was interested in this trimming method. Consequently it took me a while...

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Meet ted

Meet ted

Meet Ted. Not the man, the horse! Ted and I have been working together for a couple of years now. When I started trimming him his hind toe angles were at +80 degrees(!). Highly unnatural and he was clearly suffering from that. So was I when he...

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(Unnatural) wear problems

(Unnatural) wear problems

From time to time we see horses developing unnatural wear patterns in their hoof, or hooves. This could be the consequence of a trim gone wrong. For example, systematically over rasping the toe wall in an attempt to keep it tight/straight/smooth...

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Recipe for healing

Recipe for healing

Foundered pony in serious pain and distress More natural diet! Free choice grass hay, water, salt- and mineral block, remove all man made crap! Prepare owner for emotional rollercoaster. Aka: two steps forward, two steps back whilest pony heals!...

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