The Horse's Hoof
Barefoot Hoofcare Magazine - FREE Feature Article From THH Issue 63:
Determining Healthy Hoof Proportions
How to get as close as possible on almost any hoof, using the plexiglass guide as a tool.
by Sabine Kells
Includes the Hoofcare Professional Angle Guide Template (updated) from THH 63
This article is intended to briefly touch on some of the basics behind hoof form, and give the parameters common to every healthy hoof: certain values which are determined by the anatomy every equine shares and are non-negotiable if hoof health is to be maintained. These common parameters were noticed by Dr. Strasser in the course of nearly 40 years of research studying live horses and cadaver hooves of various breeds all around the world. This article also offers a tool which may be used to help guide the trimmer’s eye in how to best shape a misshapen hoof into the proper proportions, or as close as the amount of horn available will allow. ...Click here to read the rest of the article...
The Horse's Hoof Magazine Winter 2017-Issue 65
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