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We sell CLASSIC original barefoot texts -- the ones upon which the barefoot movement was founded upon. If you are just starting out in barefoot hoof care, we highly recommend that you first read Dr. Hiltrud Strasser's and Jaime Jackson's books as your initial foundation. Click here for our Recommended Reading List

Available only while supplies last:
Shoeing, A Necessary Evil? by Dr. Hiltrud Strasser
Metal in the Mouth by Dr. Robert Cook
The Centaur Reborn by Peter Speckmaier and Sabine Kells

A Lifetime of Soundness

4th Edition Revised with color pages!

A Lifetime of Soundness (LOS)
The Keys to Optimal Horse Health, Lameness Rehabilitation and the High-Performance Barefoot Horse
by Hiltrud Strasser, Dr. med. vet., PhD

All new 4th edition, revised and with color pages! This is the book that started the barefoot horse movement. Dr. Hiltrud Strasser is a veterinarian who, for over thirty years, has been studying and researching the causes and cures of lameness and other common health problems of domestic horses. This revolutionary book will forever change the way you care for your horses. According to Dr. Strasser, "Most of the common health problems and lamenesses afflicting domestic horses are a direct result of man-made violations of their natural lifestyle, and can be prevented or cured through a removal of the cause and a return to a natural lifestyle." This book explains the Strasser Method and philosophy. 196 page soft cover book, COLOR PHOTOS and black & white photos and illustrations.

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Shoeing, A Necessary Evil?

Shoeing, A Necessary Evil? (SANE)
Facts Every Horse Owner Should Know About Shoeing
by Hiltrud Strasser, Dr. med. vet., PhD

Dr. Strasser's remarkable book explores historical documentations on the effects of shoeing, as well as contemporary research that reveals dramatic truths about the real damage of horseshoes. Detailed explainations about the inner workings of the horse's hoof--written in language that ordinary horseowners can understand. A must-read for anyone who has ever owned shod horses, or who just wants to understand why barefoot is best. 148 page soft cover book, black and white photos and illustrations.

Only one book left in stock!!

$34.00 + shipping (9.60 USA Priority Mail)

Metal in the Mouth

Metal in the Mouth
the Abusive Effects of Bitted Bridles
by W. Robert Cook, FRCVS, PhD & Hiltrud Strasser, Dr. med. vet., PhD

This book describes and scientifically documents the multitude of insidious effects of a bit in the horse's mouth. These effects are still widely unknown among horsemen and owners, and range from pain to respiratory and digestive problems, reduced performance and longevity.

A must-read for every horse owner who uses a bit. 144 pages, incl. color images.

Only 2 books left in stock!

$34.00 + shipping (9.60 USA Priority Mail)

The Centaur Reborn

The Centaur Reborn by Peter Speckmaier and Sabine Kells

The Centaur Reborn gives insight into how to establish optimal horse health, horsemanship, and top equine performance. In addition to a brief review on correct lifestyle and hoof care, it covers areas such as tack fit and horse nutrition, psychology, anatomy and physiology, especially as these relate to training, riding, and rehabilitation. Peter Speckmaier, one of the authors and the world's first Certified Strasser Hoofcare Specialist, is also a Chiron Jumping instructor; in this book he showns how basic Chiron jumping training can establish a horse's willing cooperation without force. Chiron-trained horses are often jumped without reins or headstalls, over obstacles such as ropes or streams of water shooting out of a garden hose. This book concludes with a brief history of Caprilli, the man who revolutionized jumping in the late 1800s.

"This book was written for everyone who has ever watched an equine performance and stood in awe, wondering how to even begin to achieve such harmony. It is for those who wish to give to their old familiar mounts whose health may be failing a new lease on life and vitality. It is for those who are frustrated by apparently inexplicable problems in their horses, from back pain to head tossing to vices that just won't go away. It is for those who want to achieve optimal perfomance in their chosen discipline, or who just want as healthy and willing and 'rideable' a horse as they can have." 172 pages.

Chiron Riding ArticleInformation about the Chiron jumping method and the forward seat.

Only 2 books left in stock!

$30.50 + shipping

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