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The Way To A Healthy Barefoot Horse


Hooves can heal even after being in bad condition for a long time (as shown here on a horse with chronic laminitis). Independently of a horse’s age, new hoof horn material is constantly being produced and by utilizing the trimming method by Jochen Biernat it is possible to grow a sound hoof. The duration of the healing process varies and depends on the condition of the hoof preceding the treatment. Correct trimming intervals are the decisive factor for the success of this method.

Successful change from shod hooves to barefoot – no question of age!

Ever since the awareness of the benefits to a horse of going barefoot has become more widespread, an increasing number of horse owners are beginning to ask themselves if their horse could go barefoot. Oft-times, this question poses itself only when the condition worsens, when hooves are so damaged that the shoes can no longer

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Recognizing unphysiological hoof situations

Hooves show when they are not (yet) sound. It is important to assess the whole hoof in its complexity and to explore the causes of its problems before being able to properly work on the hoof. Your hoof orthopaedist has been specifically trained to do this. DIfHO hoof orthopedists participate in a continuous education process

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Does your horse need shoes?

Metal shoes provide protection from abrasion when the abrasion rate exceeds the rate at which the hoof can grow new horn material. This condition was common in the past and occurred when horses were used for hard labour for many hours a day presenting shoeing as an indispensable option. Today many horse owners have come

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