An easy-to-read book that will enlighten novice and experienced horse owners about keeping a horse barefoot. Written for horse owners/riders wanting their horses to make the transition from shod to barefoot, which is a relatively new trend in the horse world.
The author, a natural hoof-care exponent, 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.
Number of Pages: 96
Author: Lucy Nicholas
Author Notes: Devon-based Lucy Nicholas is co-proprietor of natural hoof-care wholesaler, Trelawne Equine, as well as one of the UKs fastest growing online equestrian retailers, The Saddlery Shop. Lucy has owned and ridden horses all her life and is an accomplished rider. She is a recognised expert on barefoot hoof care, nature horse management techniques and bitting for all disciplines.