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Can I Keep My Horse Barefoot?

by Monique Craig The Epona Institute It is not news that some horses were and still are left barefoot and even ridden barefoot at some point in their lives. For instance, when I grew up in Switzerland, we used to remove horseshoes on some horses to give their hooves a...

The Value of Measuring the Hoof

This originally appeared in TrailBlazer Magazine, 2008. by Monique Craig, The Epona Institute   Why Measure the Horse's Hoof When it comes to the horse’s hoof, we have a unique situation unlike any other animal on the planet. What is unusual with the horse’s hoof...