What is the greatest difference you see in
the barefoot ‘movement’ of today compared to when you first started? Do
you see the trend growing in popularity and if so, why? What’s changed
in our horse society that is making it more receptive now?
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I write from Italy and I do not speak English, I serve me of the translator automatic. I hope this is comprehensible! I have read to some its articles on the web page of interesting and I have finds them to you a lot. In one of these me it seems that it is explicitly against the use of caustics. My veterinary has advised the caustics to me for my old horse of twenty years, arthrosis sufferer. It has not known to indicate other alternatives to me. Exist cures alternatives to the caustics? I would be much happy one of being able to help my horse.
Thanks for the aid.
I think it is best to try using some of the supplements available for Arthrosis in horses. One is called MSM which is Methyl Sulfonyl Methane, another is Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate. I would try the MSM first giving a double dose for two weeks to see if any improvement. Also, keep your horse in a big open area so it can move around as much as possible, do not put in a stall or small space. It is very important to allow the horse to move around all the time, day and night. Using hoof boots with "Comfort Pads" installed also help these horses feel a lot better. Do a search on the computer for these supplements I have listed and also do a search for "horses and arthrosis."
We are from Wyoming and have just started to do the
bare foot trimming on our horses. Is there anyone around Wyoming that does this
or is there any good clinics that my husband could go to that would be close to
Wyoming? Thanks for any help you could give us on this.
I would look on some of the websites out there. Some of them have lists of
trimmers. I know that Easy Care, Inc. has recently added a list, and Pete Ramey's
site at www.hoofrehab.com has a list. He is also one that does
excellent seminars. You could look at his schedule to see what he has booked
for the coming year.
I also have a "trimming manual" you can download off that EasyCare's website, so
you can see the basics. It is very easy to learn and is fun to work on your own
horses a little, too.