Living YES

The “sole” of the horse

“No hoof, no horse.”

I never considered myself “one of those people,” a [gasp] barefooter.

But I guess maybe I am….

When I was in Equine Science one of the things I learned I never really knew about was horse feet, and one of the coolest “takeaways” I got from it was learning about the “heart” of the hoof and how the hoof serves to help circulate and pump blood through the feet and legs.
It’s seriously super cool stuff, folks.

So I’ve engaged the services of a barefoot trimmer, because after reading through his website and scouring his Facebook page, I feel his philosophy really aligns with what I learned in EQS. I never even realized that makes me a crazy barefooter!

(if you don’t know what I’m talking about, the short of it is that there’s a whole subset of horse people who passionately believe a horse should never wear shoes and should be left “barefoot.”)

It turns out that being barefoot is more than just leaving a horse unshod and getting regular trims- there’s a lot of care that can go into this! Especially for horses that live in stalls 24/7. Here are some pics from Chroi’s first “barefoot” trim.

Who doesn’t love a good pedi??

I think they liked each other.

 

I’m looking forward to seeing how this evolves.
Really, super cool stuff friends. Read up on it, if you are so inclined!

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