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EQ Member Anne Louise MacDonald gives a brief explanation and definition to get you started...
You can tell a lot about the overall functional health of your horse by looking at the feet!
Take the hoof health quiz and we send you the link as well as a printable PDF to take with you to your barn!
Hoof Health: the Foundation of the horse.TAKE THE HOOF HEALTH Quiz!
EQ Members Leigh and Lisa present more about the philosophies of Equinextion and Functional Health Care. Where did we go wrong with conventional 'wisdom'? Why and what changes can we implement to serve our horses functional health.
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"This is a real treasure of a book, I highly recommend getting this book. Just Wow!” “I am amazed, and that’s not so easy to do. If you have horses and want to see some amazing insights, get this book. An exceptional equine clinic in a book."
"Lisa’s presentation had me hooked and I signed up for her Trimmer 1 course that spring. I knew absolutely nothing about trimming. And aside from the frog I didn’t even know the parts of the hoof! ... I’ve trimmed all [six of] my own horses ever since. I’ll always be grateful for her guidance all these years ..."
""My interest in trimming lit on fire when I got Lisa's book. I walked around with that book in my purse for five years as I trimmed my horses and looked at the book. The conversation between trimming and the foot's response to that trimming started with her book and continues today as I trim and observe my horses and their feet.""
"Having become a horse owner very late in life, there were many things about horse keeping that I was ignorant of. One thing was hoof care. Previously, I just left it to the farrier. That went south pretty soon. Then I met Anne Louise and took her course on hoof trimming. I have the good fortune to learn so much from her on how to observe and really know what makes a horse genuinely happy from the hoof to tip of the ears. "
""My 19 yr old QH gelding ... had been diagnosed with deep thrush, navicular and laminitis in the short 2 yrs we have owned him, and as a new horse owner I felt completely inadequate to care for his needs. His laminitis has been managed with VOOD and adequate exercise ... his hooves and frogs are becoming stronger and healthier ... he now loves to gallop around with his buddies ...""
""[Equinextion] gave me the confidence that I was going to do a good job with my new horses. I am so fortunate to have Lisa with me right at the start of my horse adventure, to guide me in the healthier and more natural way of horse care. Thank you for everything!""
" [Boomer] wasn’t even sound in shoes anymore. Ornery towards anyone that wanted to touch his feet. ...my cousin she said you NEED to get Lisa there. I think it took us an hour to trim his first hoof. Lisa suggested we walk him around and she would tell me about Equinextion and he could think about his one trimmed hoof. Everything she said to me made so much sense. The next 3 hooves were an incredible change. He stood mostly still!!! I was like who is this lady!?! He obviously liked her so I LOVED her. His crack eventually grew out and he became sound. Riding would commence! I learned Lisa’s ways now trim him myself. He is sound and happy on all terrain! We are going on 7ish Year’s since we met Lisa and learned about Equinextion. Life saving and life changing!"
"I just wanted to write to say thank you on behalf of my horse, and others that my new knowledge will help. Earlier this year a friend gave me your book of photos which changed the way I view hooves. I had been struggling to improve the hooves of one of my horses....she was still landing toe first with extremely flat soles. After reading (and rereading!) your book... and trimming her first hoof very carefully, she placed it down and then stretched as tall and as round as she could. It was a powerful message as I had never seen her do that before. Six months later, she is now landing heel first and has concavity in her soles. They are not perfect but continuing to improve and she is comfortable and able to be ridden. I had never understood or recognized the role of bars, despite studying hooves in various settings. Thank you! "
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