The Barefoot Trim
Viewed simply from above, the basic principles of the Barefoot Trim are :
- Short Toe
- Low Heel
- Rolled Walls
All are varied to meet the physiological needs and the living/working environment of each individual horse.
Viewed from below the barefoot hoof will show balanced proportions and an active, working frog.
With time, exercise and a balanced diet the barefoot trim can help the horse build a better hoof. The examples of outer forms shown here relate to strong, healthy internal structures and that translates to a sound, healthy horse.
All pictures are of horses trimmed by Equine Wellness Services