The Barefoot Horse

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The Barefoot Horse - an Introductory Guide to Barefoot and Booting by Lucy Nicholas Fantastic introduction to taking your horse barefoot covering issues such as trimmer or farrier? What is a 'barefoot trim'? And much more Comprehensive guide to booting barefoot horses including difficult hooves and troubleshooting

A must have for anyone new to barefoot, or wanting to learn more about hoof boots, their use and common problems and how to solve them. This book is written by Lucy Nicholas, a natural hoof-care exponent. She provides straightforward, impartial advice on making the transition from shod to barefoot, and discusses the importance of diet and exercise in the maintenance of healthy hooves. She describes different kinds of trim and offers guidance on choosing a hoof-care professional. Barefoot boots are discussed in detail, along with how to choose and fit them. At least one case study is included with each chapter and there are helpful notes on troubleshooting.

Author Biography: Devon-based Lucy Nicholas is co-proprietor of natural hoof-care wholesaler, Trelawne Equine, as well as The Saddlery Shop. Lucy has owned and ridden horses all her life and is an accomplished rider. She is a recognised expert on barefoot hoofcare, natural horse management techniques and bitting for all disciplines.

Book Details Format: Paperback, 96 pages Size: 234 x 176 mm Illustrations: Illustrations (some col.) Publication date: 2012, ISBN-13: 9780851319872