The Horse's Hoof Links

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Disclaimer: I do not do random or meaningless link exchanges, I only add links to sites that I consider to have some useful info. However, listing on The Horse's Hoof Links page does not constitute any endorsement of the products, services, or information provided on those sites. Websites may or may not support barefoot hoofcare, and may even contain contradictory, misleading, or inaccurate information. Links have been provided because of some relevant information offered on these sites, and it is the responsibility of the reader to become as educated as possible.


Dr. Robert Bowker's Corona Vista Equine Center
Visit Dr. Bowker's rehab facility online! The Corona Vista Equine Center, located near Lansing Michigan, offers the finest in holistic horse care, lameness rehab and cutting edge hoof research. Brand new natural boarding facility - complete with indoor arena and outdoor living tracks. Hoof care clinics and workshops dates.
http://www.coronavistaequinecenter.com

General Barefoot Information

Blogs from EasyCare:

From the Horse's Mouth
http://easycareinc.typepad.com/from_the_horses_mouth
authored by EasyCare, Inc. President Garrett Ford. This is about the behind the scene development of hoof boots, stories of his personal horses and the latest EasyCare happenings.

EasyCare Help Desk
http://easycareinc.typepad.com/customer_help_desk
Helpful tips, tricks and interesting tidbits from our team here at EasyCare.

Q&A with The Vet
http://easycareinc.typepad.com/ask_the_vet_tomas_teskey
authored by Tomas Teskey, DVM. This blog is a resource for horse owners, allowing them to ask an expert questions about natural hoofcare.

ABC Hoofcare - Oregon School of Natural Hoof Care
Lots of barefoot info on website. Located in the mountains of beautiful Jacksonville, Oregon. The first school of its kind. Week-long natural hoof care classes on 400 acre campus, providing lodging in a resort-like setting, and tasty meals for all to enjoy. Classes are limited to twelve students. The faculty of nine hoof care professionals developed a curriculum and learning aids so their students, after seven days of intense study and trimming activities, are confident and skillful enough to start trimming a variety of hooves on their own.
http://abchoofcare.com

Barb Fenwick's Blog
BF Hoof Health & Freedom With Horses
http://barbfenwick.blogspot.com/
Season's Ranch, Western Manitoba, Canada http://www.barbfenwick.com/

Barefoot Hoofcare Blog
Ongoing source of information about barefoot hoofcare.
http://barefoothoofcare.wordpress.com

Barefoot for Soundness
Marjorie Smith's website explores the problems with shoeing, and the transition to barefootedness. Helpful information on using the tools and how to get started trimming your own horses. Very good information for the do-it-yourself trimmer. Marjorie also offers training & consultations.
http://www.barefoothorse.com

Belhaven Equine Solutions
Leah Hinnefeld is an attorney in Georgia, specializing in Equine Law. Her developing website is also a resource for natural hoof and horse care information, including a trimmers list, diet recommendations, and natural training information.
http://www.belhavenequinesolutions.com

Equethy
Chrisann Ware - An “over view” of barefoot trimming and some of the musculo-skeletal problems that arise from poor trimming & shoeing. Trimming workshops in Australia.
http://www.equethy.com

EQUINEXTION
Lisa Huhn - Canadian group promoting barefoot horses, and offering clinics and other services.
http://www.equinextion.com/index.html
This page take a long time to load, but is filled with great photos of the anatomy of the hoof - coffin bones, hoof capsules, dissections, etc.
http://www.equinextion.com/id31.html

Hoofcare Unltd at Horrell Hill Dressage
SHP Claudia Garner's website. Hoofcare Unltd is a new term being used to describe the care and use of barefooted horses in all disciplines and breeds at Horrell Hill in South Carolina. Hoofcare Unltd is not just a trimming method, but is also a complete daily care system that allows a horse to remain barefoot throughout its entire life. This system can be used to rehabilitate horses from many degenerative ailments. The method used at Hoofcare Unltd was developed and is in detail described by Dr. Hiltrud Strasser in Germany.
http://www.hoofcareunltd.com

Hoofcare.us
Barefoot information website. Includes a Virtual Seminar located at http://www.hoofcare.us/AAAVirtualSeminar.htm
http://www.hoofcare.us/

Ironfree Hoof
Support site for barefoot. Lots of hoof photos, including anatomy photos of the inside of the hoof. Trimming instructions and case studies. Paige Poss, Ruth Allison and Kim Cassidy.
http://www.ironfreehoof.com

Naked Hoof Website (Australia)
Promotes the barefoot cause. Lots of great articles, photos, and items for sale.
http://www.thenakedhoof.com.au

Naked Hoof Care
Get naked. Bare your soles. New barefoot website, including case studies, from Mike Cieslak, Certified Farrier and Bare Hoof Care Specialist in Michigan.
http://www.nakedhoofcare.com/

Natural Horse Trim - Treating Founder (Chronic Laminitis) without Horseshoes
Gretchen Fathauer - This site has huge amounts of information for anyone seeking answers about laminitis and founder. Advocating frequent barefoot trims for founder, Gretchen's site is based around the work of Dr. Hiltrud Strasser, but does include information from other sources.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com

Natural Hoof, Barefoot Hoofcare in New Zealand
The purpose of this website is to provide free information and support, and to provide for sale barefoot books, tools and resources, that have previously been difficult to get in New Zealand, so you can give your horses healthy hooves and therefore, optimal general health.
http://www.naturalhoof.co.nz

Natural Horse People, the Natural Horse Keeping Community
A community and learning center for natural horse care. Resident experts offering courses and advice on natural horsemanship, barefoot trimming, holistic horse care, aromatherapy, homeopathy, equine behaviour and nutrition, training, magnotherapy and more. Sign up for free.
http://www.naturalhorsepeople.com

Natural Horse World Website
Natural Horse World, Helping people know the natural needs of horses. This fabulous website, owned by Cynthia Cooper (who has 15 barefoot horses!), is filled with helpful natural horse care and hoof care information! Don't miss signing up for their free monthly newsletter, and there is an archive of previous newsletters, with a barefoot section. Also, tons of hoof and health articles in their articles archives!
http://www.naturalhorseworld.com

PENZANCE Progressive Natural Hoofcare - Barefoot Trim
Educational information, resources, clinics and courses for keeping the BAREFOOT HORSE sound and healthy.
http://www.barefoottrim.com

The Soul of a Horse
Joe Camp's outstanding website features tons of great natural horse and barefoot care info. Be sure to read his books, The Soul of a Horse — Life Lessons from the Herd and Horses & Stress – Eliminating the Root Cause of Most Health, Hoof and Behavior Problems.
thesoulofahorse.com

SuperHoof.org
An Online Community in Support of the Barefoot Horse. Hoof rehab success stories, barefoot trimmers directory, barefoot horse resources, registered users can post their own case studies. Open to all methods.
http://www.superhoof.org

Swedish Hoof School
Articles, case studies and clinics about how feeding, digestion, environment and hoof care affects the function of the hooves and the wellbeing of the whole horse.
http://www.swedishhoofschool.com

Treating Founder (Chronic Laminitis) without Horseshoes
Gretchen Fathauer - This site has huge amounts of information for anyone seeking answers about laminitis and founder. Advocating frequent barefoot trims for founder, Gretchen's site is based around the work of Dr. Hiltrud Strasser, but does include information from other sources.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com

Tribe Equus
Cindy Sullivan "Hawk" - Lots of information on the wild horse hoof and great photos.
http://www.TribeEquus.com

- Barefoot Foreign Websites -

Austria:

Wild Horse
Available in English - Everything for feeding and keeping horses the natural way. Barefoot hoofcare, active stabling systems of the german company HIT, balancing minerals (nutrition consulting) and providing thermographical services.
http://www.wildhorse.at
http://www.wildhorse.eu

Hoofcure.com
Available in English - barefoot hoofcare information and clinics.
http://www.hoofcure.com

French:

"A Cheval Pieds Nus"
All in French Language!
http://achevalpiedsnus.free.fr

German:

Hufklinik Eifel
One of the official licensed hoof-clinics according to the Straßer-method in germany, owned by Chris Gehrmann, Straßer-representative in Germany and France.
http://www.hufklinik-eifel.de

Huf-Rolle
German website and publication about Natural Hoof Care (in German)
http://www.huf-rolle.de

Naturhuf.com
Detlev Urban, Germany. Offers Pete Ramey orientated natural hoofcare and boot fitting in Northern Bavaria, clinics for horse-owners all over Germany and an education in barefoot trimming. (in German)
www.naturhuf.com

Scandinavian:

Krulliga Hasten AB
Website of Cecilia Augustsson Sand, SHP in Gemla, Sweden.
http://www.krulligahasten.se

Belgium/The Netherlands:

Cabcalor - Evidence Based Natural Hoofcare
http://www.cabcalor.be


Barefoot Clinicians

Listed alphabetically by last name where appropriate.

ABC Hoofcare - Oregon School of Natural Hoof Care
Lots of barefoot info on website. Located in the mountains of beautiful Jacksonville, Oregon. The first school of its kind. Week-long natural hoof care classes on 400 acre campus, providing lodging in a resort-like setting, and tasty meals for all to enjoy. Classes are limited to twelve students. The faculty of nine hoof care professionals developed a curriculum and learning aids so their students, after seven days of intense study and trimming activities, are confident and skillful enough to start trimming a variety of hooves on their own.
http://abchoofcare.com

Australian Equine Arts (AEA)
Australian Equine Arts (AEA) is the partnership formed by Julie Leitl and Ysabelle Dean to support and promote only those equine and/or equestrian enterprises which genuinely give top priority to the comfort, health and happiness of horses used for any human activity. Bitless Bridles, barefoot hoof care information and support, clinics.
http://www.ausequinearts.com

Arizona Hoof Rehab
This site was created to help every Arizona horse person become more involved and educated in the care of your horses hooves. Offering: • Workshops • Affordable Email Consultations • Private Rehab Services
http://azhoofrehab.com

Carola Adolf
Equine Barehoof Care

Website of Carola Adolf in Victoria, Australia: learn about: Horses, ponies, hoof, laminitis, navicular, no shoes, barefeet, lameness prevention and rehabilitation, hoof orthopaedics.
http://www.equinebarehoofcare.org

"Bergy" Bergeleen
Hooftalk

Lyle E. "Bergy" Bergeleen's method of "natural horseshoeing." What is most relevant to us are his ideas of hairline distortion and how that relates to hoof capsule distortion. He offers books and tapes on his method.
http://www.hooftalk.com

Paul Chapman
Barefoot Horseman
Paul Chapman gives clinics and promotes barefoot trimming.
http://www.barefoothorseman.com

Debbie Dutra
Better Way Horsemanship

Debbie Dutra is a hoof care provider in Northern California who puts on workshops about barefoot hoof-trimming and natural horsemanship. She is willing to travel.
http://www.horsedesigns.com/hoofcare

Dave Fitton
http://www.gothoof.com/
"It's about the horse" seminars: equine seminar on Equine Adjusting, Barefooted trimming, equine nutrition, saddle fitting and Equine Stewardship.
http://www.geocities.com/hartwigequinevom/Seminars.html

Dan Guerrera
BareHoof.com

Dan Guerrera, who was trained as a farrier and worked at the Parelli Ranch, now provides barefoot services and clinics.
http://www.barehoof.com

Mackie K. Hartwig, DC, CVCP.
"It's about the horse" seminars: equine seminar on Equine Adjusting, Barefooted trimming, equine nutrition, saddle fitting and Equine Stewardship.
http://www.geocities.com/hartwigequinevom/Seminars.html

Cheryl Henderson
Oregon School of Natural Hoof Care
http://abchoofcare.com

Lisa Huhn
EQUINEXTION

Canadian group promoting barefoot horses, and offering clinics and other services.
http://www.equinextion.com/index.html
This page take a long time to load, but is filled with great photos of the anatomy of the hoof - coffin bones, hoof capsules, dissections, etc.
http://www.equinextion.com/id31.html

Jaime Jackson
Natural Hoof Care

Jaime Jackson is the author of "The Natural Horse," "Horse Owners Guide to Natural Hoof Care," & founder of AANHCP. Through clinics and consultations, he teaches horse owners how to trim.
http://www.primechoice.com/jaime-jackson

Ove & Caisa Lind
Swedish Hoof School

Articles, case studies and clinics about how feeding, digestion, environment and hoof care affects the function of the hooves and the wellbeing of the whole horse.
http://www.swedishhoofschool.com

K.C. La Pierre
Institute of Equine Podiatry

Farrier K.C. La Pierre presents his HPT Method of barefoot trimming.
http://www.equinepodiatry.net

Phil Morarre
Softouch Natural Horse Care
Phil Morarre teaches abrasive hoof trimming techniques, using a power angle grinder and flap disc. Clinics and a DVD are available.
http://www.softouchnaturalhorsecare.com

Nature's Barefoot Hoofcare Guild Incorporated
A new Canadian organization dedicated to barefoot horses. Seeks to "Establish a standard for trimming barefooted performance horses, and all barefoot horses, using the existing body of knowledge: scientific, historic, and last but not least, practical." and "Disseminate this knowledge and practical application via training courses, clinics, lectures and trimming sessions on an ongoing basis." They offer both certification courses for Barefoot Hoofcare Specialists, and horseowner courses that teach how to trim your own horse.
http://www.natureshoofcare.com

Martha Olivo Standard Hoof Care
Founded by Martha Olivo. "Hoof Grooms" have completed a 5 day course with Martha.
http://www.marthaolivo.com

Gene Ovnicek
Hope for Soundness
, Natural Balance Hoofcare
Gene Ovnicek's method of Natural Balance Trimming (he still supports shoeing, though). His guidelines for hoofcare are developed from the hoof patterns of wild horses, during studies that he made in 1986 and 1987 at the Prior Mountain Range in Wyoming.
http://www.hopeforsoundness.com

Pete Ramey
Hoof Rehabilitation Specialist

Pete Ramey is the author of Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You, and an instructor for the American Association of Natural Hoof Care Practitioners.
http://www.hoofrehab.com

Gwenyth Santagate
PENZANCE Progressive Natural Hoofcare - Barefoot Trim

Educational information, resources, clinics and courses for keeping the BAREFOOT HORSE sound and healthy.
http://www.barefoottrim.com

Cindy Sullivan "Hawk"
Tribe Equus

AANHCP field instructor & clinician. Lots of information on the wild horse hoof and great photos.
http://www.TribeEquus.com

Cheryl Sutor
No Hoof-No Horse Natural Hoofcare Services for the Caring Owner
Cheryl Sutor, a United Horsemanship Hoof Groom, provides a site full of information about barefoot horses. Includes a bulletin board/discussion forum, articles and photos, and a free newsletter.
http://www.nohoof-nohorse.com/

Chrisann Ware
Equethy

Chrisann Ware - An “over view” of barefoot trimming and some of the musculo-skeletal problems that arise from poor trimming & shoeing. Trimming workshops in Australia.
http://www.equethy.com

James & Yvonne Welz, The Horse's Hoof
Featuring clinics that share their decade-long barefoot journey, and all they've learned about creating and maintaining healthy hooves on our horses, including the best way to trim barefoot hooves.
THHclinics.html


Hoofcare Organizations

Association for the Advancement of Natural Hoof Care Practices (AANHCP)
Founded by Jaime Jackson. Dedicated to promoting natural hoof care and horsekeeping practices for domestic equines worldwide, using the wild horse model. (Group formerly called the American Assoc. of Natural Hoof Care Practitioners.) Training and certification program available through their Institute for the Study of Natural Horse Care Practices (ISNHCP).
http://www.aanhcp.net

American Association of Professional Farriers
A new trade association for farriers. Our primary objective is to promote continuing education for farriers and veterinarians who are also farriers. We have established a definition of Farriers that we believe will be welcome to many of your members and supporters:  
Farrier: A professional in the equine industry who has knowledge and is educated in the following: management, trimming, and shoeing applications of horse's hooves.  Additionally, a Farrier is a key professional in maintaining equine hoof health and performance through any of the following: trimming, fabrication or alteration of horseshoes, application of pads, acrylics, or support materials.
http://www.professionalfarriers.com/

American Farrier's Association
The mission of the AFA is “To further the professional development of farriers, to provide leadership and resources for the benefit of the farrier industry, and to improve the welfare of the horse through continuing farrier education.” All hoofcare professionals, including barefoot-style farriers and trimmers, can join this organization. Membership benefits (yearly rate of $105) include an automatic $50,000 Accidental Death or Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance coverage, plus discounts on other insurance, free listings in their online and printed directories, subscriptions to their newsletter and magazine, "The Professional Farrier Magazine." If you decide to sign up, please list "James Welz" as your reference.
http://americanfarriers.org

American Hoof Association (AHA)
An organization of peer-reviewed hoof care professionals offering progressive, preventative and rehabilitative services, education and information. Listing provided for trimmers that have completed a thorough review process by their Evaluation Committee and passed to be Certified by the Board Members.
http://americanhoofassociation.org

Australian Certified Equine Hoofcare Practitioners
Official website of the Australian Certified Equine Hoofcare Practitioners. Information on Equine Hoof Trimmers training or those qualified through the Australian Nationally recognised Certificate III Equine Hoof Care.
http://www.australianhooftrimmers.com

Australian Equine Arts (AEA)
Australian Equine Arts (AEA) is the partnership formed by Julie Leitl and Ysabelle Dean to support and promote only those equine and/or equestrian enterprises which genuinely give top priority to the comfort, health and happiness of horses used for any human activity. Bitless Bridles, barefoot hoof care information and support, clinics.
http://www.ausequinearts.com

Australian Equine Barefoot Movement (AEBM)
The AEBM is a non-profit organisation with a Mission Statement to help develop and promote the enormous health and welfare benefits of a barefoot, natural lifestyle for horses in Australia, with particular interest paid to natural hoof care. Newly released DVD "Barefoot - That's Me!" available.
http://www.aebm.org.au

Barefoot Horse Italia
is the italian association to divulge the methods to use the horses without the shoes and to be the aggregation point for all people interested on barefoot movement
www.barefoothorseitalia.org
La Barefoot Horse Italia è l'associazione italiana per il piede naturale del cavallo ed il suo uso senza ferri. Si propone di divulgare i metodi per l'utilizzo del cavallo scalzo e di fungere da punto di aggregazione per tutti coloro che sono interessati all'argomento.
www.barefoothorseitalia.it

Barefoot Equine Management Association (BEMA)
United Kingdom website devoted to providing information about natural hoofcare, and promoting barefoot horse care in the UK and around the world. Filled with information, case studies, articles, links and support.
http://www.ibem.org.uk

Equine Podiatry Association (UK)
The Association aims to regulate and support Equine Podiatrists (EPs) and their clients, promoting responsible shoeless hoofcare and providing information to anybody wishing to find out more about Applied Equine Podiatry. EPs are highly trained specialists in shoeless hoofcare who work closely with owners to achieve the healthiest hooves possible for their horses.
http://www.epauk.org

Equine Soundness Association (ESA)
Strasser Hoofcare Professionals of North America - new association.
http://www.strasserhoofcare.org

The Fischer Equine Lameness Foundation, Heal the Hoof
Non-profit corporation barefoot rehabilitation facility in Minnesota.
http://www.healthehoof.com

La Pierre Performance Hoof Care and the International Institute of Equine Podiatry
Founded by KC La Pierre and Robyn La Pierre. International Institute of Equine Podiatry. Training and certification program.
http://www.equinepodiatry.net

Nature's Barefoot Hoofcare Guild Incorporated
A new Canadian organization dedicated to barefoot horses. Seeks to "Establish a standard for trimming barefooted performance horses, and all barefoot horses, using the existing body of knowledge: scientific, historic, and last but not least, practical." and "Disseminate this knowledge and practical application via training courses, clinics, lectures and trimming sessions on an ongoing basis."
http://www.natureshoofcare.com

Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners
Mission: To provide a supportive network and educational foundation for hoof care professionals and horse owners based on a holistic and progressive approach. Founded in California to be a regional Western US group, but has expanded. Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners has developed a solid training program based on non invasive trimming methods and the latest research in hoof health.
http://www.pacifichoofcare.org/

UK Natural Hoof Care Practitioners (UKNHCP)
An independent organisation affiliated to the AANHCP. Provides training, research and information for hoofcare professionals based in the UK.
http://www.uknhcp.org

UK Strasser Hoofcare Professionals Association
http://www.ukshpassociation.co.uk


Barefoot Schools, Education and Training Programs

ABC Hoofcare - Oregon School of Natural Hoof Care
Lots of barefoot info on website. Located in the mountains of beautiful Jacksonville, Oregon. The first school of its kind. Week-long natural hoof care classes on 400 acre campus, providing lodging in a resort-like setting, and tasty meals for all to enjoy. Classes are limited to twelve students. The faculty of nine hoof care professionals developed a curriculum and learning aids so their students, after seven days of intense study and trimming activities, are confident and skillful enough to start trimming a variety of hooves on their own.
http://abchoofcare.com

Association for the Advancement of Natural Hoof Care Practices (AANHCP)
Founded by Jaime Jackson. Dedicated to promoting natural hoof care and horsekeeping practices for domestic equines worldwide, using the wild horse model. (Group formerly called the American Assoc. of Natural Hoof Care Practitioners.) Training and certification program available through their Institute for the Study of Natural Horse Care Practices (ISNHCP).
http://www.aanhcp.net

Australian Certified Equine Hoofcare Practitioners
Official website of the Australian Certified Equine Hoofcare Practitioners. Information on Equine Hoof Trimmers training or those qualified through the Australian Nationally recognised Certificate III Equine Hoof Care.
http://www.australianhooftrimmers.com

Canadian Barefoot Horse Association (CBHA)
Nation-Wide non-profit association and trim certification school (based on the wild horse model). email: info @ cdnbha.ca
http://www.cdnbha.ca

Equine Sciences Academy
The purpose of the Equine Sciences Academy is to educate students in all key aspects of the care and custody of domesticated equines based on the study of the life of the wild horse.
http://www.equinesciencesacademy.com

Equine Sciences Academy UK
A comprehensive and holistic education in natural hoof and horse care.
The Equine Sciences Academy is now offering full Natural Hoof Care Certification with practical training in the UK.
http://www.equinescienceacademy.com

Equine Soundness Inc.
Online hoof care courses, as well as practical courses. Holistic Barefoot Trim Education for Professional Students, Horse Owners, Veterinarians and Farriers.
http://www.equinesoundness.com

Institute for the Study of Natural Horse Care Practices (ISNHCP)
Training program for the Association for the Advancement of Natural Hoof Care Practices (AANHCP). Founded by Jaime Jackson. Dedicated to promoting natural hoof care and horsekeeping practices for domestic equines worldwide, using the wild horse model.
http://isnhcp.net/

International Center For Equine Arts
Equine Hoofcare Professional (EHP): 9 month certificate program.
Online Hoofcare 100: 7 month self-study course.
The school is proud to be registered with the Private Career Training Institutions Agency which is the Government run governing body for our institution.
http://www.internationalcenterforequinearts.com

La Pierre Performance Hoof Care and the International Institute of Equine Podiatry
Founded by KC La Pierre and Robyn La Pierre. International Institute of Equine Podiatry. Training and certification program.
http://www.equinepodiatry.net

Liberated Horsemanship Professional Natural Hoof Care Training Program
A simple and straightforward, structured program with clinics, field instruction, field assessment and full certification. The initial Gateway Clinics are routinely held in Warrenton, Missouri.
http://liberatedhorsemanship.com/

Oregon School of Natural Hoof Care
The first school of its kind. Week-long natural hoof care classes on 400 acre campus, providing lodging in a resort-like setting, and tasty meals for all to enjoy. Classes are limited to twelve students. The faculty of nine hoof care professionals developed a curriculum and learning aids so their students, after seven days of intense study and trimming activities, are confident and skillful enough to start trimming a variety of hooves on their own.
http://abchoofcare.com

Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners
Mission: To provide a supportive network and educational foundation for hoof care professionals and horse owners based on a holistic and progressive approach. Founded in California to be a regional Western US group, but has expanded. Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners has developed a solid training program based on non invasive trimming methods and the latest research in hoof health.
http://www.pacifichoofcare.org/

Strasser Hoofcare Professional Course - North America
2 year certification course.
http://www.strasserhoofcare.org

UK Natural Hoof Care Practitioners (UKNHCP)
An independent organisation affiliated to the AANHCP. Provides training, research and information for hoofcare professionals based in the UK.
http://www.uknhcp.org


Barefoot Professionals

Trimmer’s List:
http://thehorseshoof.com/trimmers.html
This is a list of professional trimmers on The Horse’s Hoof website. Listing is free to professionals, and requires only an email submission.

EasyCare Practitioner Search:
http://www.easycareinc.com/Search/Practitioner.aspx
Searchable database of barefoot practitioners. Free listing.

eFarriers.com
The nation’s leading website connecting horse owners with certified and professional farriers. Features a search that allows visitors to search farrier by service, which includes natural hoof farriers.
http://efarriers.com

*Listed alphabetically by last name where appropriate.

ABC Hoofcare - Oregon School of Natural Hoof Care
Lots of barefoot info on website. Located in the mountains of beautiful Jacksonville, Oregon. The first school of its kind. Week-long natural hoof care classes on 400 acre campus, providing lodging in a resort-like setting, and tasty meals for all to enjoy. Classes are limited to twelve students. The faculty of nine hoof care professionals developed a curriculum and learning aids so their students, after seven days of intense study and trimming activities, are confident and skillful enough to start trimming a variety of hooves on their own.
http://abchoofcare.com

Carola Adolf
Equine Barehoof Care

Website of Carola Adolf in Victoria, Australia: learn about: Horses, ponies, hoof, laminitis, navicular, no shoes, barefeet, lameness prevention and rehabilitation, hoof orthopaedics.
http://www.equinebarehoofcare.org

"Bergy" Bergeleen - Hooftalk
Lyle E. "Bergy" Bergeleen's method of "natural horseshoeing." What is most relevant to us are his ideas of hairline distortion and how that relates to hoof capsule distortion. He offers books and tapes on his method.
http://www.hooftalk.com

Darolyn Butler
Cypress Trails Equestrian Center

Home of world-class endurance rider Darolyn Butler, who keeps all her horses barefoot!!!
http://www.horseridingfun.com

Mike Cieslak
Naked Hoof Care

Get naked. Bare your soles. New barefoot website, including case studies, from Mike Cieslak, Certified Farrier and Bare Hoof Care Specialist in Michigan.
http://www.nakedhoofcare.com/

Paul Chapman
Barefoot Horseman
Paul Chapman gives clinics and promotes barefoot trimming.
http://www.barefoothorseman.com

Kathy Clark
The Hoof Doctor
This website belongs to Kathy Clark of the United Kingdom. Includes information about the Strasser Method, case histories and articles.
http://www.hoofdoctor.co.uk

Linda Cowles
Healthy Hoof.com

Hoofcare & Information for Sound Barefoot Performance.
http://www.healthyhoof.com

Anne Daimler
Sound Horse Systems, Holistic hoofcare using the Strasser Method

The website of SHP Anne Daimler, great information about why (and why not) to choose the Strasser Method, case studies, photos, articles, and specific info about soft terrain (Florida).
http://www.soundhorsesystems.com

Arizona Hoof Rehab
This site was created to help every Arizona horse person become more involved and educated in the care of your horses hooves. Offering: • Workshops • Affordable Email Consultations • Private Rehab Services
http://azhoofrehab.com

Eddie Drabek
Whole Horse Trim

Eddie is a police officer and a natural trimmer in Texas.
http://www.wholehorsetrim.com

Martha de Jager
Martha's Yard

SHP Martha de Jager of South Africa. Martha's Yard is the home of Strasser hoofcare in Gauteng.
http://www.marthasyard.co.za

Debbie Dutra
Better Way Horsemanship

Debbie Dutra is a hoof care provider in Northern California who puts on workshops about barefoot hoof-trimming and natural horsemanship. She is willing to travel.
http://www.horsedesigns.com/hoofcare

Claudia Garner
Hoofcare Unltd at Horrell Hill Dressage

SHP Claudia Garner's website. Hoofcare Unltd is a new term being used to describe the care and use of barefooted horses in all disciplines and breeds at Horrell Hill in South Carolina. Hoofcare Unltd is not just a trimming method, but is also a complete daily care system that allows a horse to remain barefoot throughout its entire life. This system can be used to rehabilitate horses from many degenerative ailments. The method used at Hoofcare Unltd was developed and is in detail described by Dr. Hiltrud Strasser in Germany.
http://www.hoofcareunltd.com

Christoph Gehrmann, SHP (in German)
http://www.huklinik-eifel.de

Dan Guerrera
BareHoof.com

Dan Guerrera, who was trained as a farrier and worked at the Parelli Ranch, now provides barefoot services and clinics.
http://www.barehoof.com

Daniel E. Hofford
Hoof Nexus

Website of Daniel E. Hofford in Florida. "There's a paradigm shift going on in the horse world, faster in some places and slower in others but changes are coming to how horses are managed and kept." Lot of info, case studies, F.A.Q's and more.
http://www.hoofnexus.com

Lisa Huhn
EQUINEXTION

Canadian group promoting barefoot horses, and offering clinics and other services.
http://www.equinextion.com/index.html
This page take a long time to load, but is filled with great photos of the anatomy of the hoof - coffin bones, hoof capsules, dissections, etc.
http://www.equinextion.com/id31.html

Alex Hunt, SHP
Equilivrium

United Kingdom-based website providing natural horse care/natural hoofcare supplies and information.
http://www.equilivrium.co.uk

Ironfree Hoof
Support site for barefoot. Lots of hoof photos, including anatomy photos of the inside of the hoof. Trimming instructions and case studies. Paige Poss, Ruth Allison and Kim Cassidy.
http://www.ironfreehoof.com

Jaime Jackson
Natural Hoof Care

Jaime Jackson is the author of "The Natural Horse," "Horse Owners Guide to Natural Hoof Care," & founder of AANHCP. Through clinics and consultations, he teaches horse owners how to trim.
http://www.primechoice.com/jaime-jackson

Christina Kusznir
Barefoot Hoofcare Blog--Ongoing source of information about barefoot hoofcare.
http://barefoothoofcare.wordpress.com

K.C. La Pierre
Institute of Equine Podiatry

Farrier K.C. La Pierre presents his HPT Method of barefoot trimming.
http://www.equinepodiatry.net

Ann Marie Larson
Balanced Horse

This website belongs to Ann Marie Larson. Includes case studies, barefoot tee shirts, and lots of info.
http://balancedhorse.com

Jenny Lomas
Equine Rehabilitation System

New Zealand site-photos of the Kaimanawa Wild Horses, Kinetic training, alternative therapies and barefoot horses.
http://www.equinerehab.co.nz

Erica Lynall
The Whole Hoof Ltd
incorporating the Whole Hoof Ltd
SHP Erica Lynall of the Whole Hoof Ltd is an official Bitless Bridle™ Associate Clinician (BBAC) & offers the genuine Dr Cook bridles for sale in the UK. Incorporating 'The Whole Hoof Ltd', Erica's trading company for hoofcare, bitless bridles, riding & other services pertaining to natural horse care. Website aims to (eventually) cover everything from Aconite to Zebras!
http://www.thewholehoof.co.uk

Phil Morarre
Softouch Natural Horse Care
Phil Morarre teaches abrasive hoof trimming techniques, using a power angle grinder and flap disc. Clinics and a DVD are available.
http://www.softouchnaturalhorsecare.com

Reshad Oberlander
Hoof'n It Naturally

Hoof'n It Naturally is a registered Australian business based in rural Victoria is owned and operated by Reshad Oberlander. Articles, case studies, photos and links.
http://www.hoofnitnaturally.uni.cc

Martha Olivo Standard Hoof Care
Founded by Martha Olivo. "Hoof Grooms" have completed a 5 day course with Martha.
http://www.marthaolivo.com

Gene Ovnicek
Hope for Soundness
, Natural Balance Hoofcare
Gene Ovnicek's method of Natural Balance Trimming (he still supports shoeing, though). His guidelines for hoofcare are developed from the hoof patterns of wild horses, during studies that he made in 1986 and 1987 at the Prior Mountain Range in Wyoming.
http://www.hopeforsoundness.com

Sherri Pennanen
Better Be Barefoot

Breaking Traditions With Natural Hoof Care.
http://www.betterbebarefoot.com

Pete Ramey
Hoof Rehabilitation Specialist

Pete Ramey is the author of Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You, and an instructor for the American Association of Natural Hoof Care Practitioners.
http://www.hoofrehab.com

Kate Romanenko
Nature's Barefoot Hoofcare Guild

Founder and President of Nature's Barefoot Hoofcare Guild, Ontario, Canada. Trained as a traditional farrier at the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School in 1998, and shortly after switched to barefoot trimming. She has recently opened a Certification Program in the Barefoot Trim, and gives workshops and seminars.
http://www.natureshoofcare.com

Gwenyth Santagate
PENZANCE Progressive Natural Hoofcare - Barefoot Trim

Educational information, resources, clinics and courses for keeping the BAREFOOT HORSE sound and healthy.
http://www.barefoottrim.com

Lynda Schnarr, Holistic Hoof Care
Serving Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA and surrounding areas. The mission of Holistic Hoofcare is to provide high-quality holistic barefoot health care based on in-depth consultaions on appropriate hoof form and lifestyle.
http://www.holistichoofcarepdx.com

Marjorie Smith
Barefoot for Soundness

Marjorie Smith's website explores the problems with shoeing, and the transition to barefootedness. Helpful information on using the tools and how to get started trimming your own horses. Very good information for the do-it-yourself trimmer. Marjorie also offers training & consultations.
http://www.barefoothorse.com

Peter Speckmaier, SHP (in German)
http://www.speckmaier-hufe.de

Cindy Sullivan "Hawk"
Tribe Equus

AANHCP field instructor & clinician. Lots of information on the wild horse hoof and great photos.
http://www.TribeEquus.com

Cheryl Sutor
No Hoof-No Horse Natural Hoofcare Services for the Caring Owner
Cheryl Sutor, a United Horsemanship Hoof Groom, provides a site full of information about barefoot horses. Includes a bulletin board/discussion forum, articles and photos, and a free newsletter.
http://www.nohoof-nohorse.com/

Tim Wensel
Soundhoof.com

Sound Hoof for a Sound Horse.
http://www.soundhoof.com


Strasser Hoofcare Resources - Official Strasser Hoofcare Websites

Strasser Hoofcare Links

Official Strasser Hoofcare Website for North America (Canada & US)
Equine Soundness Association (ESA)
New website: http://www.strasserhoofcare.org

Official Strasser Hoofcare Website for United Kingdom
http://www.ukstrasserhoofcare.co.uk

Official UK Strasser Hoofcare Professionals Association
http://www.ukshpassociation.co.uk

Germany
Europäisches Institut für Pferdephysiologie E.I.P.P.

Official website of Dr. Straßer`s method in the german spoken countries without Austria (trainings and seminars)
http://www.equine-institut.com

Dr. Hiltrud Strasser's German Website. In German.
http://www.hufklinik.de

Official Strasser Hoofcare Website for Nordic Countries (Sweden, Norway and Finland)
Nordiska Hovvårdsförbundet / NHF - (Nordic Hoofcare Association)
http://www.hovvardsforbundet.org

France
"Institut Européen de Physiologie Equine"

All in french language. Official website of Dr. Straßer`s method in FRANCE (trainings and seminars)
http://www.institut-equin.com

Strasser German Hoofcare Professionals' Association Website
In German.
http://www.vdhp.de

Official Strasser Hoofcare Website for Austria
Home of the Austrian Hufklinic, owned by Barbara & Patrick Spieleder. In German.
http://www.hufklinik.net

Official Strasser Hoofcare Website for Australia & New Zealand
http://www.strasserhoofcare.co.nz

Official Strasser Hoofcare Website for South Africa
http://www.strasserhoofcare.co.za


Barefoot Horseowners

Listed alphabetically by last name where appropriate.

Heike Bean, author, carriage driver & trainer
Lots of information on Carriage Driving.
http://www.heikebean.com

Darolyn Butler
Cypress Trails Equestrian Center

Home of world-class endurance rider Darolyn Butler, who keeps all her horses barefoot!!!
http://www.horseridingfun.com

Joe & Kathleen Camp's Naked Horsemanship
A really fun website from the guy who created the Benji movies (don't miss http://www.benji.com too!)
http://www.nakedhorsemanship.com

Karen Chaton's Endurance Riding Blog
From award-winning endurance rider Karen Chaton. Educational type articles relating to horse health care, endurance riding competition and also hoof care.
http://enduranceridestuff.com/blog/

Gretchen Fathauer's Website:
Treating Founder (Chronic Laminitis) without Horseshoes

This site has huge amounts of information for anyone seeking answers about laminitis and founder. Advocating frequent barefoot trims for founder, Gretchen's site is based around the work of Dr. Hiltrud Strasser, but does include information from other sources.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com

Anna Larson
About Barefooted Horses

Anna Larson's website examines the question of whether to shoe or not to shoe, and provides great information on alternative hoof protection. Includes comparisons of shoeing and hoof booting, hoof boot reviews, and hoof study information.
http://www.barefootedhorses.4t.com/index.html

How I made my horses Iron-Free
Photos, links and story of how a regular horse owner switched from shoes to barefoot. What she learned and the help she found.
http://www.horsedesigns.com/journey/journey.html

Shotgun Ranch
David and Claire share their barefoot success stories.
http://members.cox.net/shotgun.ranch


Natural Boarding & Rehab Facilities, Plus Paddock Paradise Examples!

Dr. Robert Bowker's Corona Vista Equine Center
Visit Dr. Bowker's rehab facility online! The Corona Vista Equine Center, located near Lansing Michigan, offers the finest in holistic horse care, lameness rehab and cutting edge hoof research. Brand new natural boarding facility - complete with indoor arena and outdoor living tracks. Hoof care clinics and workshops dates.
http://www.coronavistaequinecenter.com

Buddy's Place Natural Horse Boarding
Buddy's Place, conveniently located in Langley, B.C., is perfect for horses undergoing Strasser Hoofcare rehabilitation. The recovering horse will benefit greatly from the constant movement of the herd. They have access to over twenty acres of open pasture and enjoy picking their own pears and apples from the orchard in the summer. Great care and attention will be given to your recovering horse to ensure a successful rehabilitation.
http://www.geocities.com/buddysplacenaturalhorseboarding/Intro.html

Emerald Spring Equestrian Center
Home of high performance barefoot Belgian Warmbloods! We are a full service Equestrian Facility offering Breeding Services, training, lessons, sales, and boarding. Our emphasis is on the adult amateur rider wanting to learn dressage and combined training. We will be opening in the Spring of 2005! We are located just 2 miles from Dreher Island State Park in friendly Prosperity, South Carolina. We are proud to offer both natural and full board, dressage, jumping, and hunter lessons, stallion collection, broodmare care and foaling, and sales of young horses, both homebred and on consignment. "Home of Nicholas, BWP approved stallion"
www.emeraldspringequestrian.com

The Fischer Equine Lameness Foundation, Heal the Hoof
Non-profit corporation barefoot rehabilitation facility in Minnesota.
http://www.healthehoof.com

LS Natural Equine
Natural boarding in Sandstone, Minnesota - riding lessons, indoor arena, natural hoof care, Lusitano & QH stallions at stud.
http://www.lsnaturalequine.com

Nexus Center for the Horse
The Nexus Center is a natural care facility which provides barefoot hoof trimming, nutritional counciling, lameness consultation and rehabilitiation services as well as lessons and training in balanced riding and positive horsemanship, located in Greeneville, Tennessee.
http://www.nexuscenterforthehorse.net/

Paddock Paradise Examples
Here are a few websites that provide some excellent photos of “Paddock Paradise” living arrangements for horses:
http://www.naturalhoofcare.net/paddockparadise.htm
http://www.thesoulofahorse.com/horseboarding.htm
http://www.successful-natural-horsecare.com/paddock-paradise.html
http://thenaturalhoof.homestead.com/PaddockParadise.html
http://paddockparadise.blogspot.com/
http://www.horsehockey.com/PaddockParadise.htm
http://brownehorses.blogspot.com/
http://www.right2remainshoeless.com/html/paddock_paradise.html
http://picasaweb.google.com/dakota.charm/TrackSystem#
http://www.all-natural-horse-care.com/paddock-paradise.html
http://www.progressivehorse.co.uk/html/paddock_paradise.html
http://paddockparadise.wetpaint.com


Hoof Research

American Farriers Association
Mike Savoldi articles featuring dissections that reveal proper heel height and sole thickness:
http://www.americanfarriers.org/articles/article.asp?xid=2
http://www.americanfarriers.org/articles/article.asp?xid=4
http://www.americanfarriers.org/articles/article.asp?xid=5

Australian Brumby Research Unit
This site is dedicated to the PhD process and ongoing research undertaken by Dr. Brian Hampson and Professor Chris Pollitt. The ABRU was established with the aim of investigating the feral horses of Australia and applying the findings to improve foot health of the domestic horse.
http://www.wildhorseresearch.com/

Australian Equine Laminitis Research Unit
Professor Chris Pollitt – BVSc (Massey) PhD (Qld). Search this website for peer reviewed scientific information about laminitis. This site contains scientific information for veterinary students, equine science students, horse owners and veterinarians alike.
http://www.uq.edu.au/~apcpolli/

Dr. Chris Pollitt
Website featuring the work of Dr. Chris Pollitt at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Home of the Australian Equine Laminitis Research Unit.
http://www.uq.edu.au/~apcpolli/

Dr. Robert Bowker

Webpage: http://pathobiology.msu.edu/people/bowker.html

Research abstracts on Dr. Lisa Lancaster's website: http://www.lancasterequine.com/research.html

Scientific paper: The Growth and Adaptive Capabilities of Changes in Response to Stress (21-Nov-2003) pdf file

Scientific paper: Contrasting Structural Morphologies of 'Good’ and 'Bad’ Footed Horses (21-Nov-2003) pdf file

Press release from Michigan State Univ., Physiological Trimming for a Healthy Equine Foot doc file

Contrasting Structural Morphologies of 'Good’ and 'Bad’ Footed Horses
http://www.ivis.org/proceedings/AAEP/2003/bowker2/chapter_frm.asp?LA=1

Physiological Trimming for a Healthy Equine Foot

NEW THEORY MAY HELP AVOID NAVICULAR

A New Theory About Equine Foot Physiology

Dr. Robert Bowker's Corona Vista Equine Center
Visit Dr. Bowker's rehab facility online! The Corona Vista Equine Center, located near Lansing Michigan, offers the finest in holistic horse care, lameness rehab and cutting edge hoof research. Brand new natural boarding facility - complete with indoor arena and outdoor living tracks. Hoof care clinics and workshops dates.
http://www.coronavistaequinecenter.com

Equine Wellness Foundation
Non-profit organization founded in 1993 by Dr. Barbara Page. Has provided several research protocols on biomechanics and disease of the foot, many of which have been published.
http://www.equinewellnessfound.org

Hoof Biomechanics Lab
The Hoof Biomechanics Lab of Jeff Thomason at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in Canada. Takes a few minutes to download, but very nice presentation.
http://www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/hoof%5Fbiomechanics

John the Vet - Great Website from UK Vet, John Stewart
This thought-provoking, information-filled website examines current treatment of laminitis and founder, and finds the true gems of information emerging from Dr. Strasser's theories. He's willing to go against the grain and take a truly objective look from all points of view. Dr. Stewart examines the meaning of the hoof angle relationship, and the ground-parallel coffin bone. A must read website for all students of the hoof!
http://www.johnthevet.com

Some don't miss sections:
http://www.johnthevet.com/publication.html
http://www.johnthevet.com/strasser.html
http://www.johnthevet.com/unstrasser.html
http://www.johnthevet.com/times.html
http://www.johnthevet.com/anatomy.html

Nanric, Inc., Dr. Ric Redden
Veterinarian who specializes in equine hoof health. He organizes the Annual Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium.
http://www.nanric.com/
The Wild Horse's Foot article, Written and presented January 2001 by R.F. (Ric) Redden, DVM
http://www.nanric.com/thewildhorsesfoot.asp

Online Journal of Veterinary Research, Dr. Rooney article
Surfaces, Friction, and the Shape of the Equine Hoof by James R. Rooney, D.V.M. (Prof. Emeritus) Gluck Equine Research Center, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky
http://www.cpb.uokhsc.edu/ojvr/hoof99b.htm

Safergrass
Website from researcher Kathryn Watts, presents information on the current research and prevention of grass founder in horses.
http://www.safergrass.org
Unicorn Integrated Horseshoe
HOLOGRAPHIC MEASUREMENT OF DEFORMATION OF A HORSE`S HOOFS
The aim of the study was to determine the deformation of a horse`s hoof under load. The deformation was examined on a bare hoof, a conventionally shod hoof and a hoof fitted with a Unicorn Integrated Horseshoe.
http://www.unicorn-horseshoe.com/show_content.php?id=123
http://www.unicorn-horseshoe.com


Hoof Trimming & Problem Hooves

Power Tool Trimming - Phil Morarre's Softouch Natural Horse Care
Phil Morarre teaches abrasive hoof trimming techniques, using a power angle grinder and flap disc. Clinics and a DVD are available.
http://www.softouchnaturalhorsecare.com

Dr. Hiltrud Strasser and Sabine Kells--a small sample of case studies:
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/strassercasesall.htm

Dr. Strasser's trimming at Tuft's University, May 2002
http://www.hoofcare.com/news/conf_Metron.html

Extreme contraction, high heels, high, folded-over bars...and canker
These photos are extreme examples of high heels and high, folded over bars, leading to extreme contraction.
http://www.netsnapshot.com/buildalbum-cgi?KEY=2&ACCOUNT=196

John the Vet - Great Website from UK Vet, John Stewart
This thought-provoking, information-filled website examines current treatment of laminitis and founder, and finds the true gems of information emerging from Dr. Strasser's theories. He's willing to go against the grain and take a truly objective look from all points of view. Dr. Stewart examines the meaning of the hoof angle relationship, and the ground-parallel coffin bone. A must read website for all students of the hoof!
http://www.johnthevet.com

Some don't miss sections:
http://www.johnthevet.com/publication.html
http://www.johnthevet.com/strasser.html
http://www.johnthevet.com/unstrasser.html
http://www.johnthevet.com/times.html
http://www.johnthevet.com/anatomy.html

Linsey McLean article on founder
Linsey McLean, the biochemist who formulates VitaRoyal supplements, discusses nutrition, thyroid, etc., as they relate to founder.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/Linsey_McLean_on_founder.htm

Magnesium posts re Laminitis & More
Some old posts from this group on magnesium and nutrition, insulin resistance and laminitis, etc. You can browse through old posts, but this is quicker.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/Magnesium_posts.htm

A "Natural" Approach to Navicular Disease by Susan Kauffmann
This article was first published in EQUUS magazine.

Old Mac's Barefoot Trim: A guide for keeping horses in their natural barefoot state
Download here for free. Read it at your computer screen or print it out for easy reference.
Download Old Mac's Barefoot Trim Manual

The Story of Inty
Detailed story of why coronary grooving is not a good thing!
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/Inty'sStory.htm

Treating Founder (Chronic Laminitis) without Horseshoes
Using frequent barefoot trims on founder, based on the work of Dr. Hiltrud Strasser and Jaime Jackson.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com

Treatment Suggestions for Acute Laminitis
From Gretchen Fathauer's website.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/Section_15.htm

Trimming aids and tools
Sources for professional grade farrier tools, shoeing stocks, slings, etc.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/Section_15.htm

Trimming sketches for founder
From Gretchen Fathauer's web site....trim for founder.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/how_I_trimsketches.htm

Trimming from a Strasser class.
From Gretchen Fathauer's web site. Examples of heartbars failing, trimming mistakes, damage from horseshoe nails, high heels and bars causing navicular syndrome, and using hairlines for correct hoof balancing. How getting the coffin bones ground-parallel results in harder, thicker soles; why high heels result in soft, thin soles in the toe area. This same trim, except for a less aggressive backing up of the toe, works on navicular as well.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/Section_14.htm


Hoof Boots

FREE Hoof Boot Sales/Swap Page
Bought the wrong size? Have some extras to sell? Maybe you can sell or trade from this page. On Gretchen Fathauer's website.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/boot_swap.htm

Boa Horse Boots
Boa Horse Boots from Easycare Inc. The Horse's Hoof is an official retailer.
http://easycareinc.com

Cavallo Horse & Rider
As more horse owners seek alternatives to enhance the well being of their animals, Cavallo leads the way with barefoot articles, photos, trim manual, and exceptional natural horse products, including the new Simple Boot.
http://www.cavallo-inc.com

Dallmer clog web site
A German hoof boot. They also make a variety of glue-ons. In German.
http://www.dallmer.de/hufschuh/index.html

Davis Manufacturing
Makers of Davis barrier boots and soaking boots. Perfect for daily soaking. Available here at The Horse's Hoof.
http://www.davismanufacturing.com

Easyboot Horse Boots
Easyboot Horse Boots from Easycare Inc. The Horse's Hoof is an official retailer.
http://easycareinc.com

Easyboot Bares Horse Boots
Easyboot Bare Boots from Easycare Inc. The Horse's Hoof is an official retailer.
http://easycareinc.com

Easyboot Epics Horse Boots
Easyboot Epics Horse Boots from Easycare Inc. The Horse's Hoof is an official retailer.
http://easycareinc.com

Easyboot Instructions
Tells you how to fit the boot for riding (old style boots).
http://www.redwrench.com/EZboot/karen/karen.html

Horsesneaker home page
Frank Orza's custom-made hoof boots, made from impression molds of your horse's feet.
http://www.horsesneaker.com

HOOFix Kit for treatment of a hoof abscess
Home of the HOOFix Kit, A complete kit that provides everything needed for the treatment of hoof abscesses and sore/bruised feet, and the HOOFix Boot, a padded treatment boot with super heavy-duty sole.
http://www.hoofix.com

Hoofshop
They have sold horse boots from Germany via the Internet since 1999. The boots they offer are Marquis, Dallmer, Davis, Swiss Horse Boot, and Easyboot. English and German sites available.
English: http://www.hoofshop.com
German: http://www.hufshop.de/

Hoof Wraps
Hoof Wraps Brand bandage, Treat hoof abscess easily and effectively. Hoof Wraps bandages are guaranteed to fit most horses and stay on in the field no matter the conditions. Allow
your horse the freedom to stay on turn out and rest assured he’s getting the effective horse hoof care he needs. Your satisfaction is fully guaranteed.
http://www.hoofwraps.com/

Marquis Hoof boot - US/Canada
Complete hoof protection for competitive or leisure disciplines, therapeutic applications, hoof soaking, laminitis or sole tenderness. Excellent for the transition from metal shoes to barefoot. StrideEquus, Vernon, BC, Canada.
http://www.strideequus.com

Marquis Hoof boot - Germany
An interesting German riding boot that uses air for fit and shock absorption. "Air Jordans" for horses. They are describe some interesting studies. In German.
http://www.marquis-tech.com/eprodukt.htm

Old Mac's and Old Mac's G2 Hoof Boots
Old Mac's Multi Purpose Horse Boots from Easycare Inc. The Horse's Hoof is an official retailer.
http://easycareinc.com

Renegade Hoof Boots
Unique boot design, available in a wide variety of colors.
http://www.renegadehoofboots.com

SABRE SNEAKER REHAB BOOT
Cushioned, lightweight, durable hoof protection - that stays on! This is an all NEW design, with a more environmentally friendly product. Includes design changes and enhancements over their previous boot, which makes the Sneaker easier to use, more durable and lighter and more comfortable for your horse.
http://sabresneakers.com/

The Saddlery Shop
One of the biggest suppliers in the UK of the easyboot, epic, bare, boa and G2 (and looking to expand the range!) - we offer loads of advice both on and off the site and even offer a hire service for the boots.
http://www.thesaddleryshop.co.uk/index.php/cPath/296

The Simple Boot - Cavallo Horse & Rider
As more horse owners seek alternatives to enhance the well being of their animals, Cavallo leads the way with barefoot articles, photos, trim manual, and exceptional natural horse products, including the new Simple Boot.
http://www.cavallo-inc.com

Shoof Website
The Shoof is a very light hoof boot, made in New Zealand.
http://www.shoof.co.nz/hshoof.html

SOSabots
French website selling hoof boots etc. – good choice and very competitive.
http://www.sosabots.com

Swiss Horse Boot Page
Information on Swiss horse boots; in German.
http://www.mrb.de/swisshorseboot/

Your Horse Care.com
This Australian site is the retail outlet for boots, plus horse care and related products.
yourhorsecare.com


Hoof Tools and Products

The Horse's Hoof Trimming Supplies
F.Dick Knives, Black Master Rasps, Diamond Knife Sharpeners and more!
Trimming Supplies

Bond Pow'r
BOND POW’R is a clear liquid that is applied to the hoof walls and bearing edges, sealing in electrolytes and sealing out harmful moisture and contaminants.
http://www.bondpowr.com

Carbide Burs for Trimming
I am a manufacturer of carbide burs for the farrier industry. You can save money and time by purchasing carbide burs for your shoeing direct from the manufacturer. All items are in stock with no minimum order amount. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
http://www.carbidebur.com

Cariboo Blades
Custom Knives for Hoof care from British Columbia, Canada. Lifetime guarantee. Models include a loop knife.
http://www.caribooblades.com

Cloverleaf Farrier Tools
A high quality and affordable line of farrier tools, according to owner Bert Smith.
http://www.farriertools.com

Compound nipper manufacturer contact info
Compound nippers, while expensive, give you more leverage for cutting through really tough hooves.
http://www.me.uwyo.edu/man-docs/WY/WY.960612085700.html

Dremel Tool homepage
http://www.dremel.com/Dremel.html

Dremel tool source
Photos of the Dremel carving tool, and of a lot of available accessories. Great for really hard hooves. They carry both 120 and 220 volt models.
http://www.toolsforless.com/dremel/intro.htm

Equilivrium
United Kingdom-based website providing natural horse care/natural hoofcare supplies, including Hoof Trimmer's Apron and a "Big Blue Book" (BBB) Case.
http://www.equilivrium.co.uk

EquiSling
An animal weight-support harness / sling ~ standard size fits horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, cattle, and other farm / zoo animals - as an aid in hoof care, treating laminitis (founder), navicular, injuries, weakness, and other disorders. 
http://www.equisling.com

Equine Health Centre Walkers Ltd.
We developed the softwalker for a racing yard in the UK for barefoot racing. The softwalker provides a low impact surface, ideal for horses in regular training, recuperating from injury or transitioning from shod to barefoot. The outer track has a customised compound rubber surface which provides a remarkably durable yet forgiving, anti-slip and porous surface. The inner track consists of smooth, rounded granite river pebbles laid loose to a depth of 175mm. This revolutionary surface provides a perfect mechanism for exfoliation and stimulation of the sole. It is specifically designed for horses who are transitioning to compete barefoot. The walker is the only one of its kind in the world and allows controlled exercise on a 'riverstone' surface. Please visit our site: www.equinehealthcentre.com or mail Marie-Louise at: ml @ equinehealthcentre.com
http://www.equinehealthcentre.com

File Sharpening Company - Resharpen Your Rasps!
Save money - have your rasps resharpened, instead of buying new!
File Sharpening Company, Inc., 360 West Church Street, Xenia, Ohio 45385, Phone: (937) 376-8268
http://www.saveedge.com/
HoofArmor Hoof Protection
HoofArmor is a tough and durable, yet flexible protective coating used in place of horseshoes.
http://www.hoofarmor.com

Hoofjack Hoof Stand
From Equine Innovations, the Hoofjack and the Tooljack, made in the USA.
http://www.hoofjack.com/home.asp

The HorseHoldup
A patented hoof-stand that is the best thing since sliced bread for non-professional hoofcare persons, according to its inventor, Jack Hammonds.
http://www.horseholdup.com

RidersRasp
New hoof rounding tool. Features an ergonomic design with soft grip, non-slip sides, stainless steel protective plate, and replaceable finish files designed for rounding, not removing hoof wall.
http://ridersrasp.com

Robertson Horse Stocks
"After twenty years of perfecting the design, I offer the best stocks available. Originally built for veterinarians, horse stocks are a must-have for the serious horse operation - from one horse to one hundred."
http://www.robertsonhorsestocks.com

Horse Science - Horse Sense
Freeze dried hoof models available! Includes hinged hoof that opens up to show the internal structures, hoof anatomy charts, over 250 hoof slides available.
http://www.horsescience.com/

Gretchen's source list
Where to get professional-grade farrier tools, shoeing stocks, slings, nutritional supplements. (Not complete, but it's a start!)
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/Section_15.htm

Star Ridge Company
Company dedicated to books, products, and resources for horse owners & others dedicated to natural horse & hoof care. Home of "Star Ridge Publishing," the publisher of Jaime Jackson's books.
http://star-ridge.com


Homeopathy, Herbs & Natural Products

Introduction to Homeopathy
By Sheri Nakken, R.N., MA,
Introduction to Classical Homeopathy. Information on how to sign up for an internet course (excellent), find a classical homeopathist near you, general introduction, and listing of the top websites to start learning about this wonderful medical system.
http://www.nccn.net/%7Ewwithin/homeo.htm

Introduction to Homeopathy Online Course
By Sheri Nakken, R.N., MA
This course is really worthwhile. Approx. 3-4 months long and extremely informative, for only $45.00. When you are finished with the course, you will be able to use homeopathy for first aid and acute things on your friends and family. I highly recommend it!
http://www.nccn.net/%7Ewwithin/homeo2.htm

A Drop in the Bucket
Natural health products for your horse and dog. Wide range of herbal blends and homeopathic remedies, all-natural vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal liniments, sports gels and lotions, all-natural insect repellents, herbal treatments for wounds and pain relief, flower essences, books, free catalogue.
http://www.dropinbucket.com/

Earth Song Ranch
Horse Nutrition, Equine Pre-Biotics, Pro-Biotics & Digestive Enzymes; Hoof & Joint Care Supplements, Herbal Wormer, and Natural Equine Supplies. Creators of the popular supplement, Pro-Zyme.
http://www.earthsongranch.com

Emerald Valley Equine
Large selection of specialized liquid herbal remedies, including proven, effective alternatives to 'bute.' Patented, precisely formulated liquid feed supplements; easy-to-use, cost-effective, very palatable and much more readily absorbed than dry herbs. They are alcohol-free, aqueous infusions that simply get poured over the feed. Even the pickiest horses do not hesitate with these remedies on their feed.
http://www.emeraldvalleyequine.com

Equine Alternative Health Supply
Natural, Alternative Health supplies for Laminitis/Founder,Equine Cushings Disease/Metabolic Disorders and Insulin Resistance.
http://www.equinealternativehealthsupply.com/

For Love of the Horse
Herbal solutions for horses. "All of our Herbal Solutions are derived from the integration of Chinese medical herbology and pharmacology with the science of Equine Pathophysiology. This is an effective synthesis of the accumulated wisdom of the ages with current scientific knowledge and interpretation." Includes information on barefoot.
http://forloveofthehorse.com

Herbs of the World
Huge selection of herbal mixes formulated just for horses.
http://www.equi-animalherbs.com/

Hoof-Alive
Natural hoof dressing.
http://www.hoofalive.com

Horseshoe Herbals
We supply quality grade human herbs for horses. Our hand blended herbal formulas help horses with Laminitis, Cushings, Arthritis, Allergys, Calming and Digestive Problems.
http://www.horseshoeherbals.com/

Jiaogulan Trial for Founder and Chronic Pain
Find out how to join a trial of the herb Jiaogulan, being conducted by Dr. Eleanor Kellon, VMD. This herb has been increasing circulation, reducing inflammation and rejuvenating older horses and lame horses. Page also includes info on laminitis, insulin resistance and Cushing's, and general diet recommendations.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/Jiaogulan.htm

Natures Balance
We supply effective horse care products for pest control and grooming. Our pest control products are safe and healthful without pesticides and insecticides, pyrethrums, permectrin, or potentially harmful natural oils such as pennyroyal.
http://www.naturesbalancecare.com

The Natural Horse Vet
Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Dan Moore provides information, consulting, and a variety of natural products.
http://www.thenaturalhorsevet.net/

Natural Horse World Website
Natural Horse World, Helping people know the natural needs of horses. This fabulous website, owned by Cynthia Cooper (who has 15 barefoot horses!), is filled with helpful natural horse care and hoof care information! Don't miss signing up for their free monthly newsletter, and there is an archive of previous newsletters, with a barefoot section. Also, tons of hoof and health articles in their articles archives!
http://www.naturalhorseworld.com

PENZANCE HERBAL SOLUTIONS
Bulk herbs specifically for horses. Extensive selection of single herbs, each one offered in a variety of forms (powdered, whole, etc.)
http://www.kersur.net/~santa/herbalsolutions.htm

Riva's Remedies, Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies
Marijke van de Water, founder of Riva's Remedies, has been natural trimming her own horses for 2 years after attending Dr. Strasser's clinic (with wonderful results). Riva's Remedies is a line of herbal and homeopathic remedies for horses which she has formulated herself. She has done numerous consultations on all types of horse health conditions including hoof care. She is a Homeopathic Practitioner, Nutritional Consultant, and an Equine Health Consultant.
http://www.rivasremedies.com

Marijke van de Water's Personal website:
http://www.marijke.com

Silver Lining Herbs
Quality natural herbal supplements for horses, including a popular product for hoof care, "Feet & Bone Support for Hoof Care and Hoof Problems". Member of the National Animal Supplements Council.
http://www.silverliningherbs.com/

Verm-X Herbal Parasite Control
Verm-X is revolutionizing internal parasite control in horses and ponies. 100% herbal formulation designed by leading herbalist Trudy Norris to specifically repel internal parasites.
http://www.verm-x.com


Horse Nutrition

Advanced Biological Concepts (ABC) Website
Nutritional supplements, hair analysis, interesting articles and newsletter.
http://www.a-b-c-plus.com/index.html

Farrier's Formula Website
Nutritional supplement to speed hoof growth and improve horn quality.
https://www.lifedatalabs.com/navigation.asp?pathIDs=22,24,25&selectedID=25

Dynamite Products
Nutritional and natural products for you, your horses, and your pets. Used and endorsed by the owners of The Horse's Hoof. Purchase through The Horse's Hoof distributorship!
https://www.dynamitemarketing.com/thehorseshoof

Earth Song Ranch
Horse Nutrition, Equine Pre-Biotics, Pro-Biotics & Digestive Enzymes; Hoof & Joint Care Supplements, Herbal Wormer, and Natural Equine Supplies. Creators of the popular supplement, Pro-Zyme.
http://www.earthsongranch.com

EPSM Diet (Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy)
If you own a Quarter horse, draft or warmblood, please visit this webpage http://www.ruralheritage.com/vet_clinic/index.htm to read all about EPSM (Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy), to know what symptoms to look for. Other breeds can have this condition, too, so EPSM should be considered if a horse ties up, is stiff behind, has unexplained back soreness, or any kind of chronic hind end lameness. These pages below contain information about the recommended diet for these horses to control their symptoms:
http://www.ruralheritage.com/vet_clinic/epsmdiet1.htm
http://www.ruralheritage.com/vet_clinic/epsmdiet_goals.htm
http://www.ruralheritage.com/vet_clinic/epsmdiet2.htm
http://www.draftresource.com/EPSM/Draft_EPSM_DIets2.html
http://www.draftresource.com/EPSM/Draft_EPSM_DIets.html

Equine Challenge Supplements
"Mind, Body and Sole Support" High-quality flax-based supplement that has earned the endorsement of Dr. Robert Bowker. Formulated by a nutrition expert who is involved in barefoot horse care. Unique formulas include regional specific blends to balance different hay types. All mixes include probiotics, omega 3, and ZinPro minerals.
http://equinechallengesupplements.com

For Love of the Horse
Herbal solutions for horses. "All of our Herbal Solutions are derived from the integration of Chinese medical herbology and pharmacology with the science of Equine Pathophysiology. This is an effective synthesis of the accumulated wisdom of the ages with current scientific knowledge and interpretation." Includes information on barefoot.
http://forloveofthehorse.com

Fox Den Equine
Nutritional supplements
http://www.foxdenequine.com

Happy Grazers Slow Feeders
Our Slow Feeder will SAVE you a HUGE amount of Time and Money!!
http://www.happygrazers.com

The Hay Pillow™
Absolutely the most effective, versatile, easy to use high quality slow feeding hay bag on the market. Proudly made in the USA. Finally, a slow feeding system that provides a steady yet controlled supply of hay to your horse lasting several hours or all day and night. Slow feeding makes for a happier, healthier and more content companion.
http://www.thehaypillow.com

iWEST Germany
Home of Dr. med. vet. Dorothe Meyer, nutrition researcher. Recommends feeding whole oats for their superior nutrition. In German.
http://www.iwest.de

Natural Animal Feeds Website
They have an interesting "Ask the Vet" section, where the vet who formulates their products, Nicholas Larkins BVSc MRCVS, fields some of the questions that people post. Located in the UK.
http://www.nutri.org

The Natural Feeder™
Uniquely designed slow feeder. This new equine forgaging system allows 2 horses to feed continuous, yet restricted amounts of hay for up to 24 hours!
http://thenaturalfeeder.com

Natural Horse World Website
Natural Horse World, Helping people know the natural needs of horses. This fabulous website, owned by Cynthia Cooper (who has 15 barefoot horses!), is filled with helpful natural horse care and hoof care information! Don't miss signing up for their free monthly newsletter, and there is an archive of previous newsletters, with a barefoot section. Also, tons of hoof and health articles in their articles archives!
http://www.naturalhorseworld.com

The NibbleNet
Healthy and Safe Slow-Feeding System - revolutionary hay bag.
http://www.thinaircanvas.com/nibblenet/nibblenetframe.htm

NuZu Feeds
NuZu Feeds is a feed manufacturing business, specializing in zoological feeds providing healthy, balanced, and consistent products to our customers. We believe in 7% to 13% dietary starch and sugar. We have offered quality products to our customers for over 25 years, and pride ourselves on being a family owned and operated company. Equine feeds NuZu Stabul™ 1 and NuZu Stabul 1 Plus.
http://www.nuzufeed.com/bestIngred.html

Safergrass
Website from researcher Kathryn Watts, presents information on the current research and prevention of grass founder in horses.
http://www.safergrass.org

Silver Lining Herbs
Quality natural herbal supplements for horses, including a popular product for hoof care, "Feet & Bone Support for Hoof Care and Hoof Problems". Member of the National Animal Supplements Council.
http://www.silverliningherbs.com/

Skode's Horse Treats
We have teamed up with a veterinarian/nutritionist to make what is the nation's first low NSC guaranteed horse treat. The site promotes natural nutrition and hoof care, and is dedicated to The Low Sugar Horse.
http://www.skodeshorsetreats.com

Slow Down Hay Feeder/Soaker
A unique bucket for soaking and feeding hay - allows this hay bucket to simulate grazing and extend out the hay supply over a long period of time! Genius!
http://www.slowdownhayfeeder.com

Texas Haynet
Finally A Hay Net for Round Bales!
http://www.texashaynet.com

Susan Evans Garlinghouse
Info on beet pulp and how to do body condition scores
http://shady-acres.com/susan/

SWEP Pty Ltd - World Wide
Independent Analysis of Soil, Plant tissue & Water Dedicated to improving Agricultural Productivity Since 1980. SWEP is the only Laboratory recommended in all Pat Coleby Books!
http://www.swep.com.au

Uckele
Nutritional supplements.
http://www.uckele.com

United Vet Equine
Nutritional supplements.
http://www.unitedvetequine.com

Verm-X Herbal Parasite Control
Verm-X is revolutionizing internal parasite control in horses and ponies. 100% herbal formulation designed by leading herbalist Trudy Norris to specifically repel internal parasites.
http://www.verm-x.com

Vita Royal Website
Linsey McLean's nutritional supplements. Interesting stuff on allergies, EPM, environmental illnesses, and founder.
http://www.vitaroyal.com


Horse Health

AAEP website - My HorseMatters.com
Official website of the AAEP, American Association of Equine Practitioners, for anyone wanting to learn more about horse health.
http://www.myhorsematters.com

AVMA Principles of Vaccination
The official statement from the American Veterinary Medical Association. Important information for all horse and pet owners - please read this, and make sure your veterinarian reads this! Every animal needs an individualized vaccination program that weigh the risks and benefits. There is no scientific basis for annual revaccination! We need to treat each animal and situation differently.
http://www.avma.org/policies/vaccination.htm

The Back Lady
Dorothy Marks, the "Back Lady" and help improve Balance and Symmetry for horse and rider by addressing three key aspects of the horse & rider interaction: Horse, Saddle & Rider. McTimoney Chiropractic, Independent Saddling Consultant, and Accredited Mary Wanless RWYM Coach.
http://www.thebacklady.co.uk/

Bio-Resonance Therapy for Equines
All natural, non-invasive therapy that has shown great promise in "curing" or elimination of many common equine health problems.
http://www.hlrhorse.com/bicom2000.htm

EPSM (Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy)
If you own a Quarter horse, draft or warmblood, please visit this webpage to read all about EPSM (Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy), to know what symptoms to look for. Other breeds can have this condition, too, so EPSM should be considered if a horse ties up, is stiff behind, has unexplained back soreness, or any kind of chronic hind end lameness.
http://www.ruralheritage.com/vet_clinic/index.htm

Equine Alternative Health Supply
Natural, Alternative Health supplies for Laminitis/Founder,Equine Cushings Disease/Metabolic Disorders and Insulin Resistance.
http://www.equinealternativehealthsupply.com/

Equine Breathing
Equine Breathing is a revolutionary new holistic technique that enables horse owners to help recover horses from a range of chronic ailments and behaviour problems. It also increases stamina and endurance and reduces risk of injury in performance horses. Equine Breathing is easy to do and horses love it. The website provides free downloads enabling readers to get started.
http://www.equinebreathing.eu
http://www.equinebreathing.com

Equine Health Centre Walkers Ltd.
We developed the softwalker for a racing yard in the UK for barefoot racing. The softwalker provides a low impact surface, ideal for horses in regular training, recuperating from injury or transitioning from shod to barefoot. The outer track has a customised compound rubber surface which provides a remarkably durable yet forgiving, anti-slip and porous surface. The inner track consists of smooth, rounded granite river pebbles laid loose to a depth of 175mm. This revolutionary surface provides a perfect mechanism for exfoliation and stimulation of the sole. It is specifically designed for horses who are transitioning to compete barefoot. The walker is the only one of its kind in the world and allows controlled exercise on a 'riverstone' surface. Please visit our site: www.equinehealthcentre.com or mail Marie-Louise at: ml @ equinehealthcentre.com
http://www.equinehealthcentre.com

Equine Thermography | Equine Infrared Thermal Imaging
Using the latest high-tech infrared thermal imaging equipment, we travel to you to detect and monitor back, joint, muscle, ligament and tendon problems, assess hoof balance and gait, saddle fit and dental issues in your horse.
http://www.veterinary-thermal-imaging.com/index.php/our-services/equine-thermography

Fecal Testing - Do-it-yourself
"Doing you own fecal testing is not hard and it is a very useful skill to have in caring for your animals." This site includes step-by-step instructions.
http://www.fiascofarm.com/goats/fecals.htm

For Love of the Horse
Herbal solutions for horses. "All of our Herbal Solutions are derived from the integration of Chinese medical herbology and pharmacology with the science of Equine Pathophysiology. This is an effective synthesis of the accumulated wisdom of the ages with current scientific knowledge and interpretation." Includes information on barefoot.
http://forloveofthehorse.com

Harmany Equine Clinic
A Resource for Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies - Dr. Joyce Harman
http://www.harmanyequine.com

Holistic Horsekeeping
Holistic Horsekeeping is an informational site hosted by Bear Creek Veterinary Clinic. The focus of this practice is the holistic treatment of horses and mules, including the use of acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy and nutrition. Our aim is to promote natural care and treatment for horses and mules. We have many free resources for horse and mule owners, including articles and a monthly ezine. We encourage the sharing of this information with as many people as possible.
http://www.holistichorsekeeping.com

Hoof Wraps
Hoof Wraps Brand bandage, Treat hoof abscess easily and effectively. Hoof Wraps bandages are guaranteed to fit most horses and stay on in the field no matter the conditions. Allow
your horse the freedom to stay on turn out and rest assured he’s getting the effective horse hoof care he needs. Your satisfaction is fully guaranteed.
http://www.hoofwraps.com/

Introduction to Homeopathy
By Sheri Nakken, R.N., MA,
Introduction to Classical Homeopathy. Information on how to sign up for an internet course (excellent), find a classical homeopathist near you, general introduction, and listing of the top websites to start learning about this wonderful medical system.
http://www.nccn.net/%7Ewwithin/homeo.htm

Introduction to Homeopathy Online Course
By Sheri Nakken, R.N., MA
This course is really worthwhile. Approx. 3-4 months long and extremely informative, for only $45.00. When you are finished with the course, you will be able to use homeopathy for first aid and acute things on your friends and family. I highly recommend it!
http://www.nccn.net/%7Ewwithin/homeo2.htm

Jiaogulan Trial for Founder and Chronic Pain
Find out how to join a trial of the herb Jiaogulan, being conducted by Dr. Eleanor Kellon, VMD. This herb has been increasing circulation, reducing inflammation and rejuvenating older horses and lame horses. Page also includes info on laminitis, insulin resistance and Cushing's, and general diet recommendations.
http://www.naturalhorsetrim.com/Jiaogulan.htm

Listening to Horses
Horses communicate with body language and behaviour to inform us when something isn’t right. As an experienced horse woman and practitioner, I can listen to your horse, and offer healing to help you both achieve harmony and well being. Follow up advice on horse behaviour, handling and lifestyle also available. (United Kingdom)
http://www.listeningtohorses.co.uk/

The Natural Horse Vet
Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Dan Moore provides information, consulting, and a variety of natural products. Fecal testing services, plus natural "de-worming" products.
http://www.thenaturalhorsevet.net/

Natural Horse World Website
Natural Horse World, Helping people know the natural needs of horses. This fabulous website, owned by Cynthia Cooper (who has 15 barefoot horses!), is filled with helpful natural horse care and hoof care information! Don't miss signing up for their free monthly newsletter, and there is an archive of previous newsletters, with a barefoot section. Also, tons of hoof and health articles in their articles archives!
http://www.naturalhorseworld.com

Research Projects
These two links provide information about some interesting research projects going on involving parasites and EPM.
http://www.indianahorserescue.com/research/research.htm
http://www.indianahorserescue.com/research/parasite1.htm

Safergrass
Website from researcher Kathryn Watts, presents information on the current research and prevention of grass founder in horses.
http://www.safergrass.org

The Sense Method
Mary Debono originated the SENSE Method after a life-long pursuit of improving animals' comfort, well-being, and performance. Her innovative work with animals and people has been featured on TV news and radio and in newspaper and magazine articles. She is a popular speaker at pet expos and equestrian clubs. Her clients include World Cup horses and riders, Grand Prix dressage mounts, show and agility dogs, family pets, and their people.
http://www.SENSEmethod.com/

SENSE Method newsletter: www.SENSEmethod.com/newsletters.htm

Why You May Not Want to Vaccinate - Making An Informed Choice
Information to help everyone learn more about the risks of vaccination. Information provided is geared towards humans, includes pet information also.
http://www.nccn.net/~wwithin/vaccine.htm

Vaccination in Animals
Testamonials from dozens of veterinarians, about what they are seeing in their own practices, regarding vaccines.
http://www.healthy.net/asp/templates/article.asp?PageType=Article&ID=485

Verm-X Herbal Parasite Control
Verm-X is revolutionizing internal parasite control in horses and ponies. 100% herbal formulation designed by leading herbalist Trudy Norris to specifically repel internal parasites.
http://www.verm-x.com

Vet Tech, Guide to Vet Tech Schools
Vet Tech is a non-profit website devoted exclusively to providing students with an understanding of how to become a vet tech. To that end, we have compiled the first and only comprehensive list of veterinary technician schools in the US, so that students have a single place to research their educational options.
http://www.vettech.org/

West Nile Virus Links:

Using Nutrition, Homeopathy and Aromatherapy to Combat West Nile Virus in Horses by Nancy Stephens (HTML version)

Nancy Stephen's Papers as above, PDF version as printed in The Horse's Hoof issue 10

That West Nile Thing (The shot heard round the world??) PDF version as printed in The Horse's Hoof issue 9

West Nile Vaccine - Adverse Reaction, Horse Owner Speaks Out
Includes information on where to report adverse vaccine reactions

CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Q&A about West Nile Virus and Horses

USDA Web site: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) West Nile Virus Page

What's Going on with the West Nile Virus - Cornell University

More West Nile Virus Links

Winged Horse Healing
Pam Sourelis is a professional Reiki energy healer and animal communicator. She conducts sessions across distance for horses and all other living creatures. She is also a practitioner of neuro-muscular retraining for horses, dogs, and cats.
http://www.WingedHorseHealing.com


Publications & Educational Tools

American Farriers Journal
Magazine for professional farriers.
http://www.lesspub.com/cgi-bin/site.pl?afj/index

Computer Software: The Glass Horse Elements of the Distal Limb
Using state-of-the-art animation techniques (the same as used for the movies "Toy Story" and "Shrek"), the program allows users to see "into" the horse in order to view all portions of the leg and hoof anatomy. The animations are accompanied by text and audio tracts describing what the viewer is seeing. Mac and PC versions.
http://www.3dglasshorse.com
http://www.platinumperformance.com/animal/equine/products/theglasshorse (where to purchase)

Computer Software: Eponatech Metron for Hoof Measurements
Metron-PX is a software product which provides a way to make measurements in photographs and radiographs of the equine hoof and lower leg. These measurements are valuable for keeping track of changes or problems in the hoof and lower limb. It is easy to watch for changes, compare a specific horse to a database of other horses, or to itself over time.
http://eponatech.com/home.html

The Farrier Guide
Farrier resource featuring a worldwide directory of horseshoeing schools and guides to education and employment.
http://www.thefarrierguide.com

Horses Naturally
Horses Naturally is a new e-magazine featuring holistic health care, barefoot, natural horsemanship and riding articles. You can read their premier editions for free.
http://barbfenwick.com/Horses%20Natually.htm

"The Horse Show with Rick Lamb"
"The Horse Show with Rick Lamb" is the world's premier radio program on horses. Featured weekly on stations across the country, you can also listen online right now to a wide variety of horse topics, including interviews with Sabine Kells and Jaime Jackson.
http://www.thehorseshow.com

Natural Horse Talk - "If Your Horse Could Talk" Radio Show
This exciting, one of a kind show discusses natural alternatives in horse care. Shows are archived, so pick a topic and listen. Many shows feature natural hoofcare.
http://www.naturalhorsetalk.com

The Holistic Horse
Practitioner and Product directory - huge resource for holistic treatment of horses. They offer an online newsletter subscription for $15/year.
http://www.holistichorse.com/

Hoofcare & Lameness, The Journal of Equine Foot Science
Articles on hoof care, hoof research, high-tech shoeing, the latest scoop on natural hoofcare, as well as an online newsletter. Also an excellent source of hard-to-find hoof books and videos (such as those by Dr. Chris Pollitt) A must-have magazine for the serious hoofcare student.
http://www.hoofcare.com/

Horses For Life Magazine
An online classical horsemanship magazine. A unique, outspoken, thought-provoking magazine that reminds me of the old D&CT (Dressage & Combined Training) magazine. This magazine is ONLINE only, but includes lots of video clips and interesting features. One of my favorites, and a must-read for the serious student of classical riding.
http://horsesforlife.com

Natural Horse Magazine
What makes NHM different from other horse magazines is that they focus on humane and natural alternatives to today's traditional means of horse care. "Our goal is to expand the reader's knowledge and understanding of complementary methods, thus bringing greater well being to the horse and his world, while improving the relationship between man and animal." Both printed and online subscriptions are available. Excellent publication!
http://www.naturalhorse.com/

Natural Horse World Website
Natural Horse World, Helping people know the natural needs of horses. This fabulous website, owned by Cynthia Cooper (who has 15 barefoot horses!), is filled with helpful natural horse care and hoof care information! Don't miss signing up for their free monthly newsletter, and there is an archive of previous newsletters, with a barefoot section. Also, tons of hoof and health articles in their articles archives!
http://www.naturalhorseworld.com

The Professional Farrier Magazine
A benefit of belonging to the American Farrier's Association. The mission of the AFA is “To further the professional development of farriers, to provide leadership and resources for the benefit of the farrier industry, and to improve the welfare of the horse through continuing farrier education.” All hoofcare professionals, including barefoot-style farriers and trimmers, can join this organization. Membership benefits (yearly rate of $105) include an automatic $50,000 Accidental Death or Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance coverage, plus discounts on other insurance, free listings in their online and printed directories, subscriptions to their newsletter and magazine, "The Professional Farrier Magazine." If you decide to sign up, please list "James Welz" as your reference.
http://americanfarriers.org

Star Ridge Company
Company dedicated to books, products, and resources for horse owners & others dedicated to natural horse & hoof care. Home of "Star Ridge Publishing," the publisher of Jaime Jackson's books.
http://star-ridge.com

Wikipedia
Free online encyclopaedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org


Barefoot Mailing Lists

Warning: Things can get pretty heated on some of the barefoot lists, especially the unmoderated ones. Best to lurk for a while, to get the tone of a list (which can change), before posting. Also, use common sense, severely scrutinize any advice you receive, and remember that anyone can pretend they are an expert on the internet. (Most of the real hoof experts are not posting on internet lists -- they are too busy trimming.)

Barefoot Equine Care group
ABC-barefoothoofcare@yahoogroups.com
This group includes many professionals.

Abrasive Horse Hoof Trimming
Abrasive Horse Hoof Trimming using an angle grinder and flap disc.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/abrasivehorsehooftrimming

Barefoot Hoofcare
barefoothoofcare@yahoogroups.com
This group includes many professionals.

Barefoot Horses List
http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/barefoothorses

Barefooted Horses List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/barefootedhorses

Barefoot Endurance Horses List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/barefootendurancehorses

Barefoot Naturally
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/barefootnaturally

Barefoothorses SA
A discussion group started by horse lovers in South Africa.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/barefoothorsessa

hoofbootchat
hoofbootchat@yahoogroups.com - focused on hoof boot selection, use, modification and fitting.

Natural Horse Trim List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/naturalhorsetrim Moderated.
This very tightly-moderated group started in June 2000, and focuses on Dr. Strasser's methods, and natural trimming using Jaime Jackson's wild horse model. Membership averages over 3600 and is open to everyone. The links page is very popular: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/naturalhorsetrim/links as well as photos: http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/naturalhorsetrim/lst

Texas Barefoot Group
texasnaturalhorsetrim@yahoogroups.com

Whole Horse Health email group
wholehorsehealth@yahoogroups.com - started to address horse health and management, and includes talk about barefoot horse health and management.

United Kingdom Barefoot Lists:

Barefoot UK
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/barefootuk/

Barefoot Forum
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/barefootforum

Others:

Natural Horse and Pet Care
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NaturalHorseandPetCare

Barefoot Forum Bulletin Boards
http://www.gossiping.net/phpBB2/?mforum=barefoottrim is a link to a collection of forums set up for Natural Hoofcare resources. Sort of the barefoot “counterpart” to horseshoes.com

Natural Horse World Website
Natural Horse World, Helping people know the natural needs of horses. This fabulous website, owned by Cynthia Cooper (who has 15 barefoot horses!), is filled with helpful natural horse care and hoof care information! Don't miss signing up for their free monthly newsletter, and there is an archive of previous newsletters, with a barefoot section. Also, tons of hoof and health articles in their articles archives!
http://www.naturalhorseworld.com


Training and Horsemanship

The Back Lady
Dorothy Marks, the "Back Lady" and help improve Balance and Symmetry for horse and rider by addressing three key aspects of the horse & rider interaction: Horse, Saddle & Rider. McTimoney Chiropractic, Independent Saddling Consultant, and Accredited Mary Wanless RWYM Coach.
http://www.thebacklady.co.uk/

Heike Bean, author, carriage driver & trainer
Lots of information on Carriage Driving.
http://www.heikebean.com

Paul Belasik - you can see a listing of his books & video here: http://paulbelasik.com/Books.htm Everything he writes is a gem. I am particularly fond of the out-of-print masterpiece, Dressage for the 21st Century. He is a true modern classicist, an expert rider all the way through airs above the ground, and best of all, he is masterful writer who can express the nuances of our relationship with horses like no other. Yes, I'm a big fan.

Anja Beran
She is an incredible German trainer who uses the French (Portugese) system. Her book, "Classical Schooling with the Horse in Mind: Gentle Gymnastic Training Techniques" and her DVD series "Elegant Dressage Training" are highly recommended.
http://www.anjaberan.de/english/

Michael Bevilacqua
Currently the NHE (Nevzorov) Canadian Representative for Canada. It is for the growing numbers of people who seek a different way with the horse, without restraints, punishment, or any methods of standard training.
http://www.nhe2010seminar.com/index.html

Michael Bevilacqua's book, "Beyond the Dream Horse - A Revealing Perspective on Attaining a True Relationship"
Describes how turning around many standard beliefs about horses and training can allow an honest relationship to flourish. True experience providing a different perspective and insight that help remove the self-created wall that often seperates people from horses. This is not about herd behaviour, rather it is about the astounding possibilities that exist between horses and humans. It is about achieving the elusive relationship of which is often only dreamed.
http://www.beyondthedreamhorse.ca/

The Bitless Bridle by Dr. Cook
Patented, revolutionary way to humanely control your horse without the need for a bit.
http://www.bitlessbridle.com

Bitless Bridles in UK - Holistic Horsemanship
incorporating the Whole Hoof Ltd
SHP Erica Lynall of the Whole Hoof Ltd is an official Bitless Bridle™ Associate Clinician (BBAC) & offers the genuine Dr Cook bridles for sale in the UK. Incorporating 'The Whole Hoof Ltd', Erica's trading company for hoofcare, bitless bridles, riding & other services pertaining to natural horse care. Website aims to (eventually) cover everything from Aconite to Zebras!
http://www.holistichorsemanship.co.uk

The Bitless Bridle UK
Appointed by Dr Cook as a Bitless Bridle™ Associate Clinician (BBAC) to promote the genuine Bitless Bridle™ in the UK. We have full online (Safebuy Assured) shopping facilities and ship throughout UK and Europe. We also stock 'barefoot' and 'natural horse' T-shirts and rope training halters and ropes.
http://www.bitlessbridle.co.uk

Bitless Equitation (UK)
UK based website supporting "Bit Free, Shoe Free Riding, Driving and Competing - Less is Best." Appointed by Dr Cook as a Bitless Bridle™ Associate Clinician (BBAC) to promote the genuine Bitless Bridle™ in the UK.
http://www.bitlessequitation.co.uk

The Classical Riding Club
A Worldwide Organisation - based in Scotland, Founded by Sylvia Loch in 1995 and still growing!
Join for a yearly fee of only about $28 USD and receive online access to a huge library of classical training information! Help support GOOD dressage riding! Network with like-minded horseowners and trainers. This positive group is making a big difference.
http://www.classicalriding.co.uk

Classical Dressage, Dr. Thomas and Shana Ritter
Dedicated to the Preservation and Promotion of Classical Dressage
http://classicaldressage.com

Clinton Anderson, Downunder Horsemanship
http://www.clintonanderson.net/

Dressage, Naturally with Karen Rohlf
Karen is highly educated in both Grand Prix dressage and Parelli Natural Horsemanship. She can perform upper level dressage movements without any tack at all, and is even schooling her young horses bitless with exemplary form. I highly recommend her book/DVD set, DVDs and online classroom.
http://dressagenaturally.net/

Equi-Spirit™ Toys and Tools
Let Your Horse Play---The Natural Way
Hours of Fun with Extremely Durable, Safe, and Affordable Toys and Horse Training Balls for Equines of all Sizes
http://www.naturalhorsetalk.com/horsetoys.html

Dr. Gerd Heuschmann - This outspoken German Vet is willing to take on the establishment to promote better welfare for horses. That is simply irresistible to me! He is a man on a mission: to expose the dangers of rollkur and hyperflexion and all the ridiculous "new" ways of dressage training, and turn us instead back to the tried and true ways of genuine classical horsemanship. Both his book, Tug of War: Classical versus "Modern" Dressage, and his DVD, If Horses Could Speak, are must-see for everyone.

Holistic Horsemanship
incorporating the Whole Hoof Ltd
SHP Erica Lynall of the Whole Hoof Ltd is an official Bitless Bridle™ Associate Clinician (BBAC) & offers the genuine Dr Cook bridles for sale in the UK. Incorporating 'The Whole Hoof Ltd', Erica's trading company for hoofcare, bitless bridles, riding & other services pertaining to natural horse care. Website aims to (eventually) cover everything from Aconite to Zebras!
http://www.holistichorsemanship.co.uk

Homo Caballus, Peter Bosman
Now available in English. Barefoot & bitless.
http://users.telenet.be/huertecilla

Hoofcare Unltd at Horrell Hill Dressage
Hoofcare Unltd is a new term being used to describe the care and use of barefooted horses in all disciplines and breeds at Horrell Hill in South Carolina. Hoofcare Unltd is not just a trimming method, but is also a complete daily care system that allows a horse to remain barefoot throughout its entire life. This system can be used to rehabilitate horses from many degenerative ailments. The method used at Hoofcare Unltd was developed and is in detail described by Dr. Hiltrud Strasser in Germany.
http://www.hoofcareunltd.com

The Horse Teacher - Susan Bowland
Susan Bowland, not your typical horse trainer! Learn how and why horse training methods work , and you can do it yourself!
http://www.thehorseteacher.com

Horses For Life Magazine
An online classical horsemanship magazine. A unique, outspoken, thought-provoking magazine that reminds me of the old D&CT (Dressage & Combined Training) magazine. This magazine is ONLINE only, but includes lots of video clips and interesting features. One of my favorites, and a must-read for the serious student of classical riding.
http://horsesforlife.com

INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN EDUCATION SERVICES
I.E.E.S" organizes clinics, seminars, workshops and private tuition for Dressage and other horse enthusiasts in Victoria and other States of Australia.
All our education programs or lessons will be conducted by (inter)national professional clinicians and instructors. Good education should not be a privilege but a matter of choice and availability. The well being of the horse must always come before the ambitions of the rider, trainer, owner. This site belongs to Carola Adolf, CSHS/SHP and also a qualified Dressage instructor and EFA Judge as well.
http://www.nex.net.au/users/camilu/

John Lyons, America's Most Trusted Horseman
http://www.johnlyons.com/index.php

Philippe Karl
Former Ecuyer at the prestigious Cadre Noir in France, this classical horseman is dedicated to training instructors in his School of Légèreté. His book "Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage: A Search for a Classical Alternative" and his DVD series "Classical Dressage The Philosophy of Ease" are highly recommended.
http://www.philippe-karl.com/420/English/Home.html

Leslie Desmond, True Horsemanship Through Feel
http://www.lesliedesmond.com/

Lewis Blackburn Natural Savvy Training
Remedial and Foundation Natural Savvy Training. Horse trainer from Ft Worth, Texas currently living in England.
http://www.blackburnnaturalhorsetraining.com

Liberated Horsemanship
Animal behaviorist Bruch Nock, PhD, shares his insights on horse training: tactful communication and gentle training based on modern learning theory and the natural behavior and instinct of horses. Don't miss his book, "Ten Golden Rules of Horse Training."
http://www.liberatedhorsemanship.com/

Listening to Horses
Horses communicate with body language and behaviour to inform us when something isn’t right. As an experienced horse woman and practitioner, I can listen to your horse, and offer healing to help you both achieve harmony and well being. Follow up advice on horse behaviour, handling and lifestyle also available. (United Kingdom)
http://www.listeningtohorses.co.uk/

Dr. Andrew McLean - He runs the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre, and promotes the use of animal behavioral sciences to help develop our training systems to be more effective and more humane. His simple, direct approach has helped me, as a trainer, more than anything else I have ever tried. It blends seamlessly with both classical horsemanship and natural approaches. I highly recommend his book The Truth About Horses, and his DVD/Book set, Academic Horse Training.

Natural Horse World Website
Natural Horse World, Helping people know the natural needs of horses. This fabulous website, owned by Cynthia Cooper (who has 15 barefoot horses!), is filled with helpful natural horse care and hoof care information! Don't miss signing up for their free monthly newsletter, and there is an archive of previous newsletters, with a barefoot section. Also, tons of hoof and health articles in their articles archives!
http://www.naturalhorseworld.com

Nevzorov Haute Ecole
Website of Alexander Nevzorov and wife Lidia Nevzorova. They train horses to do many incredible feats without any headgear at all (no halters or bridles) - only a neck rope.
http://www.hauteecole.ru/en/
Location to download a free sample of Horse Encyclopaedia, a documentary movie by Alexander Nevzorov showing horses he's trained:
http://www.haute-ecole.ru/images/he/perst.html

Parelli Natural Horsemanship
http://www.parelli.com

Pierre Cousyn
Pierre was formally educated in Europe and is a two time graduate of the National Equitation School in Saumur, France, home of the prestigious Cadre Noir. He also spent time studying in Germany, France, Switzerland, and the United States. He has blended the best of French classical dressage with the best of modern dressage, to create what I think is perfect dressage! (and I might be biased since I am his student!)
http://www.cousyndressage.com

Jean-Claude Racinet
My former teacher, he sadly passed away in 2009. He was a living legacy. In addition to his 3 previous books, "Another Horsemanship: A manual of riding in the French Classical tradition", "Racinet explains Baucher" and "Total Horsemanship", he left behind one final work, "Falling for Fallacies: Misleading Commonplace Notions of Dressage Riding". All are must-reads for serious equestrians.

Dressage, Naturally with Karen Rohlf
Karen is highly educated in both Grand Prix dressage and Parelli Natural Horsemanship. She can perform upper level dressage movements without any tack at all, and is even schooling her young horses bitless with exemplary form. I highly recommend her book/DVD set, DVDs and online classroom.
http://dressagenaturally.net/

Roundpenmagic.com
Information about using the round pen to school your horse in a natural way.
http://www.roundpenmagic.com/

Simon Earle Racing
BAREFOOT HORSE RACING in the United Kingdom! Simon Earle Racing is a small Flat and National Hunt yard specialising in Natural Horsemanship. Our goal is to get the best out of all our horses and to ensure that they have long and successful careers.
http://www.simonearleracing.com

Sustainable Dressage
Very interesting site explores the meaning of dressage. Especially noteworthy is the article on Rollkur (or riding excessively and dangerously deep for training purposes as is used fashionably by international dressage competitors). Don't miss the many parts to that article! This is a clear demonstration of why people might consider dressage to be "unnatural" these days, if that's what they think dressage means! Yikes!
http://www.sustainabledressage.net

Sylvia Loch
Classical Dressage With Sylvia Loch. Classical Dressage is the real thing, the original - in all its purity. It should be very simple. It is nothing more nor less than practising dressage with a correct seat and correct training methods. Also visit the Classical Riding Club.
http://www.classical-dressage.net

Fritz Stahlecker
A very inspirational German who follows the older Classical horse-friendly ways of training. He created his own unique system of starting horses in hand, developing collection before their first ride ever takes place. His system, which he calls the Hand-Saddle-Hand method, or HSH, produces amazing results, which can be viewed on his DVD's, "In Hand Work for Young Dressage Horses" parts 1 and 2 (available in from Knight Equestrian Books). A Practical Training Guide is also available directly from him. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. His equipment is also very high quality and well worth the money - his cavesson is hands-down the very best cavesson available anywhere today. This is a bitless method (though bits can be added later). All the reins seem confusing at first, but make total sense once the system is tried - it is phenomenal, and this is how we personally plan to start all our future young horses. (Since Fritz is in his 80's, we are delighted to look forward to so many fruitful horse training years ahead of us.) Make sure to read about his Philosophy:
http://www.hsh-fritz-stahlecker.de/Fritz-Stahlecker.2.0.html?&L=1

Walter Zettl
One of the world's living legends, a great master of classical horsemanship. I highly recommend his books and DVDs, as they offer the clearest explanations of the details of classical riding available anywhere. His method is simply the classical German system of riding, at its very finest. The horse is treated with great love and respect at all times, and is pushed "to the limit" for progress, but never overfaced.
http://www.walterzettl.net/


Tack

Ansur Saddles
Treeless saddles available in dressage, jumping, Paso Fino, and english-orientated trail models. Prices average around $2000.
http://www.ansursaddle.com/

The Back Lady
Dorothy Marks, the "Back Lady" and help improve Balance and Symmetry for horse and rider by addressing three key aspects of the horse & rider interaction: Horse, Saddle & Rider. McTimoney Chiropractic, Independent Saddling Consultant, and Accredited Mary Wanless RWYM Coach.
http://www.thebacklady.co.uk/

BALANCE International
Located in England, BALANCE makes saddles with half-trees, "pointless trees," and more conventional trees. Designed to elimate the fitting problems of traditional saddles, and to allow freer movement. These saddles are quite pricey (in the upper $2000 range).
http://www.BALANCEinternational.com

Barefoot Saddles
Tree-Free saddles
http://www.barefootsaddle.com

Barefoot Saddles - Quality Treeless Saddles imported from Germany
Designed by an Equine Physiotherapist with your horse's comfort in mind. These wonderful saddles come in a number of different styles - all purpose, western, dressage and endurance. Very comfortable for both horse and rider and fits even the most difficult to fit horses.
http://www.barefootsaddles.net

"Barefoot" Treeless Saddles in Canada
These affordable treeless saddles are flexible, soft and feather-light, so they may ease back pain in horse and rider. Western and English saddles both are of high quality, made in Germany. But best of all, the Barefoot treeless saddle takes the ‘wooden’ feeling out of riding!
http://www.happyhorsebacksaddles.ca

The Bitless Bridle by Dr. Cook
Patented, revolutionary way to humanely control your horse without the need for a bit.
http://www.bitlessbridle.com

Bitless Bridles in UK - Holistic Horsemanship
incorporating the Whole Hoof Ltd
SHP Erica Lynall of the Whole Hoof Ltd is an official Bitless Bridle™ Associate Clinician (BBAC) & offers the genuine Dr Cook bridles for sale in the UK. Incorporating 'The Whole Hoof Ltd', Erica's trading company for hoofcare, bitless bridles, riding & other services pertaining to natural horse care. Website aims to (eventually) cover everything from Aconite to Zebras!
http://www.holistichorsemanship.co.uk

The Bitless Bridle UK
Appointed by Dr Cook as a Bitless Bridle™ Associate Clinician (BBAC) to promote the genuine Bitless Bridle™ in the UK. We have full online (Safebuy Assured) shopping facilities and ship throughout UK and Europe. We also stock 'barefoot' and 'natural horse' T-shirts and rope training halters and ropes.
http://www.bitlessbridle.co.uk

Bitless Bridle Italia
http://www.bitlessbridleitalia.com
The website has many Italian translations of Dr Cook's articles.

Bitless Equitation (UK)
UK based website supporting "Bit Free, Shoe Free Riding, Driving and Competing - Less is Best." Appointed by Dr Cook as a Bitless Bridle™ Associate Clinician (BBAC) to promote the genuine Bitless Bridle™ in the UK.
http://www.bitlessequitation.co.uk

Bob Marshall Saddles
Considered "treeless," but not truly treeless--they have a wooden pommel and cantle tree, but no bars, which takes weight off the pommel and cantle trees. You sit between the trees. They have an endurance saddle, which runs a little wider for the horse and roomier for the rider, than their other Western models. These are not as costly as the Balance Int. and Ansur saddles (start at $850).
http://www.sportsaddle.com

County Saddlery
Traditional saddles of outstanding quality, to last for years. Exceptional design, very wide gullet, extremely comfortable to both horse and rider when correctly fitted.
http://www.countysaddlery.com/html/home.html

Duett Saddles
Saddles especially designed for wide horses.
http://www.duettsaddles.com/index.htm

"Freedom" treeless dressage saddle
From Enlightened Equitation
http://www.enlightenedequitation.com./public/saddles_freedom.html

Nickers Saddlery Ltd.
email - saddlery@telus.net
Located in British Columbia, Canada - their custom saddles feature some treeless and partial tree models. Designers and makers of the "Harmony" flex base saddle as well as the "Sensation" natural riding pad. Many designs of bitless bridles also available.
http://www.nickerssaddlery.com

Skito Equalizer saddle pads for treeless saddles
http://www.carouseltights.com/prod01.htm

Strada Saddles
A saddle designed from understanding equine anatomy and biomechanics.
http://www.stradasaddles.net

Torsion Saddles
This is an Italian-made "treeless" saddle which has a wooden pommel and cantle as well, but no bars. It takes English stirrup leathers and western girth rigging or dressage girth billets. Start at $600.
http://www.gotreeless.com

Tuend Saddles
Very similar to the Torsion, start around $1100.
http://www.tuendusa.com/


Breeding

Brego, Spanish Mustang Stallion
This versatile and handsome Spanish Mustang stallion is not to be missed and is standing at the Cliveden Stud. He is one of only a handful of Pure Bred Spanish Mustang stallions in the UK and the only one who is regularly available to cover mares of other breeds. And he is unshod!
http://www.spanishmustangstallion.co.uk/

Emerald Spring Equestrian Center
Warmblood breeders and barefoot advocates located in South Carolina. Full service equestrian facility.
http://www.emeraldspringequestrian.com

Gatsby, 17.1 HOMOZYGOUS Black Oldenburg Stallion
Gatsby is a registered Oldenburg (GOV - 1999, Premium Foal) by the Elite Hanoverian, Gonzo I. He is approved Belgian Warmbloodpaard (2005) and is recorded with the Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar Int'l. (Yvonne's testimony: I own a Gatsby baby, and she is everyone's dream horse! Outstanding hooves, perfect temperament, and incredible athletic ability!)
http://www.foxdalefarm.us


Miscellaneous

*Peacemakers: People who make peace
A very special webpage with incredible information. Thanks to Marjorie Smith.
http://www.barefoothorse.com/peace_1.html

Agricola web site
Huge US Government resource listing all sorts of agricultural articles, books, periodicals....including veterinary articles, etc.
http://www.nal.usda.gov/ag98/ag98.html

Babelfish web site
Use this site to translate the German web sites.
http://babelfish.altavista.com/translate.dyn

Canter LC, Grazier System Highly Portable Electric Fence
Instantly creates Camping or Grazing Paddocks, Round Pens, Arenas, or Straight-Line Fences!
http://www.canterlc.com/

Custom T-shirt for Barefooters
Horse on t-shirt customized to look like YOUR horse. Great way to show your preference and spark discussions. Might help horses!
http://horsedesigns.com/barefootshirt.html

Equi-Spirit™ Toys and Tools
Let Your Horse Play---The Natural Way
Hours of Fun with Extremely Durable, Safe, and Affordable Toys and Horse Training Balls for Equines of all Sizes
http://www.naturalhorsetalk.com/horsetoys.html

Dr. Golob's Website
Dr. Golob integrates his knowledge of the healthy functioning of all aspects of humans, animals, micro-organisms and plants to guide and nurture people and animals (especially horses) to optimum health.
http://www.docgolob.com

Susan Kauffmann's blog
An equestrian journalist with a particular interest in barefoot hoof care, has a blog:
http://theequinist.blogspot.com/

Dr. Mercola's Website
One of the top alternative health sites on the internet.
http://www.mercola.com

Elizabeth A. Merritt, CSHS/SHP
Equine and Pet Portrait Artist. "I have been a professional artist specializing in animal portraits since 1990.
I will paint all animals, though most of my experience is with horses, dogs and cats."
http://www.elizabethamerritt.com/

The Equine Welfare Association
The comprehensive site for horse rescues and horse welfare issues.
http://www.equinewelfare.org

Hoofprints.com
Farriers' Greeting Cards & gifts, Unique Products for Equine Professionals & Canine Enthusiasts. Lots of interesting products!
http://www.hoofprints.com

Grazing muzzle source
These can be used where grass founder and/or obesity is a problem.
http://www.kc2equinesupply.com/

HorseTalk
Liz Waller's website contains info/links on laminitis, horse health, Dr. Robert Eustace's laminitis survey.
http://www.horse-talk.co.uk/

konji.com
Slovenian horse-related portal named "konji.com" (in Russian, I think?) Will be featuring translated articles from The Horse's Hoof.
http://www.konji.com

LouisianaHorseSales.com
Quality Horses-Tack-Equipment. Supporters of barefoot.
http://www.louisianahorsesales.com

Macs Equine
Cool Heat Blanket, Dry Seat Saddle Bag & Pee Wee Bit
http://www.macsequine.com/

Rocky John Stables
Arizona's home for the Rocky Mountain Horse. Breeding for Durability, Temprament and of course the Gait.
Located in Mesa, AZ
http://www.rockyjohn.com

THE WELDED DONKEY
Unique metal sculptures by GARY L. MOSER. "Gary Moser's unique sculptures create warmth and emotion from cold steel. From exquisite horse heads, trees, plants, abstract wall art, yard art, to the life size cowboy and a donkey of barbed wire. Each piece is hand crafted, and totally unique. These are not statues made from a mold."
http://www.theweldeddonkey.com

Yemaya Horse Retreat
Yemaya Horse Retreat is a gorgeous getaway where people and their own horses come to learn, play and ride British Columbia's interior.
http://www.yemayahorseretreat.com


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