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Hoof Looker: Mini Master Class

11 part mini series with Q&A

  • Did you know that you can learn a lot about your horses health from looking at the outside of the hoof?
  • What if you knew what to look for in a hoof that could signal trouble is brewing? (long before lameness shows up) 
  • Have you ever been uncertain about what your hoof care professional is talking about?
  • What can a hoof looker do to improve functional health? 
Yes, I want to be a Hoof Looker!

Does your horse display ANY of these symptoms?

Tripping  -  Stumbling  -  Short stride  -  A hard keeper  -  Obesity  -  Bucking  -  Rearing  -  Bolting  -  Hock problems  -  Hoof abscesses  -  Hoof cracks or splits  - Foul smell - Scratches or Rain Rot  -   'Mystery' lameness  

 NAVICULAR  -  LAMINITIS  -  FOUNDER.

ALL these issues can be related to the health of the horse's feet. You can learn so much about your horse’s overall health and performance by looking at the outside of the hoof.

Discover your horse's HOOF HEALTH SCORE

(Do you know which hooves in the collage are healthy and which are not? - COLLAGE KEY )

Take the HOOF HEALTH test!

MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN

 

Learn to discern the many facets of EQUINExtion Functional Health Care. Learn to assist and support horses in gaining health and balanced wellness ... functionally.  

ONLINE courses

Organize or attend EQUINExtion Functional Health Care Live Courses/classes, Seminars  

Summer internship programs may be available 

LIVE courses

Where it all began

The foundation of EQUINExtion Functional Health Care began in 1996.  Focusing not only on the foot but also on the horse's body and spirit and the connection that has to health.   The body works at its highest potential when it’s able to work as it’s been designed ... with ALL systems functional!

When the horse's body can’t work as designed, it pays the price in pain and dysfunction.  Improving your horse's Functional Health is a matter of understanding the equine body’s basic design and functions and then learning how to enhance and fine tune them.

A New Paradigm of Wellness

EQUINExtion FUNCTIONAL HEALTH Care (EQ FHC) 

is about your horse's feet, teeth, muscles, bones, joints, nerves, digestion, and emotional health.  It’s about enhancing all the body systems so they can heal; and overcome symptoms and diagnoses once thought to be incurable or unmanageable. 

EQUINExtion Functional Health Care Campus (EQ FHCC) 

is an online community campus focused on optimizing your ability to further understand the horses' functional aspects of health, to recognize potential problems, and to implement enhancement activities for (and with) your horses so that they may regain or never lose optimal health and wellness. 

This translates into you understanding your horse on a much deeper level -- through the body, mind and spirit -- forming a stronger bond while making the connection to functional health.

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Intro to EQUINExtion Functional Health

Listen now! This is a great talk with illustrations to introduce you to EQUINExtion Functional Health Care.

 

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"re: Make The Connection - Triminology 101 - "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” "

- Dr. Tomas Teskey DVM, USA
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Author of "The Unfettered Foot", "Breaking Tradition" and numerous articles on horses going barefoot

"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 ..."

Karen Sundquist, Canada
Manager, Land Use Policy at Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

""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.""

Heidi Aas, Switzerland

"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. "

Louise Meyer, Canada
Ballet Teacher

""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 ...""

Amelia McLaren, Canada

""[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!""

Megan Crane, Canada

" [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!"

Chelsey Winquist, Canada
Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technician

"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! "

Dr. T Meares DVM
Veterinarian

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