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Hoof Trimming in Horses

Letter to the editor, Veterinary Record. November 2006. [Unpublished] The horse’s foot is an evolutionary feat. Man tampers with it at the horse’s peril. To function properly and remain healthy, the foot requires constant mobilization, expansion and contraction.


Metal, Myth & Equine Misery

When we talk of horses, the word technology does not immediately spring to mind. Yet there are two technologies which have been intimately associated with the horse for so long that we overlook their invidious nature and accept them without question: the bit and the horseshoe. The good news is that harmless alternatives to both technologies have now been developed, tested and widely practiced…