Books

Hoofcare-HandbookThe Hoofcare Specialist’s Handbook

by Dr Hiltrud Strasser, Dr. med. vet., PhD and Sabine Kells
“This book embodies evidence to validate an opinion that a zoologist without experience of horses might well assume to be self-evident. Such an impartial observer could be excused for wondering why such a big book was needed to make four rather obvious points. First, being large mammals, horses should not be immobilized in small cages for 23 hours of the day…Read More

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life-time-of-soundnessA Lifetime of Soundness: The Keys to Optimal Horse Health, Lameness Rehabilitation and the High-performance Barefoot Horse

by Hiltrud Strasser, Dr. med. vet., PhD (Author), Sabine Kells (Editor)
Dr. Strasser is a veterinarian who, for over twenty years, has been studying and researching the causes and cures of lameness and other common health problems of domestic horses. This revolutionary book will forever change the way you care for your horses. According to Dr. Strasser, “Most of the common health problems and lamenesses afflicting domestic horses are a direct result of man-made violations of their natural lifestyle, and can be prevented or cured through a removal of the cause and a return to a natural lifestyle.” This book explains the Strasser Method and philosophy.

(Spiral-bound) 190 page soft cover book, black and white photos and illustrations.

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shoeing

Shoeing: a Necessary Evil?

by Hiltrud Strasser, Dr. med. vet., PhD (Author), Sabine Kells (Editor)
Dr. Strasser’s remarkable book explores historical documentations on the effects of shoeing, as well as contemporary research that reveals dramatic truths about the real damage of horseshoes. Detailed explanations about the inner workings of the horse’s hoof–written in language that ordinary horse owners can understand. A must-read for anyone who has ever owned shod horses, or who just wants to understand why barefoot is best.

(Spiral-bound) 148 page, soft cover book, black and white photos and illustrations.

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metal-in-the-mouthMetal in the Mouth: the Abusive Effects of Bitted Bridles

by W. Robert Cook, FRCVS, PhD & Hiltrud Strasser, Dr. med. vet., PhD
This book describes and scientifically documents the multitude of insidious effects of a bit in the horse’s mouth. These effects are still widely unknown among horsemen and owners, and range from pain to respiratory and digestive problems, reduced performance and longevity.

A must-read for every horse owner who uses a bit.

(Spiral-bound) 144 page, soft cover book, black and white photos and illustrations.

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the-centaur-rebornThe Centaur Reborn

by Peter Speckmaier and Sabine Kells
The Centaur Reborn gives insight into how to establish optimal horse health, horsemanship, and top equine performance. In addition to a brief review on correct lifestyle and hoof care, it covers areas such as tack fit and horse nutrition, psychology, anatomy and physiology, especially as these relate to training, riding, and rehabilitation. Peter Speckmaier, one of the authors and the world’s first Certified Strasser Hoofcare Specialist, is also a Chiron Jumping instructor; in this book he showns how basic Chiron jumping training can establish a horse’s willing cooperation without force…Read More

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whos-afraid-of-founderWho’s Afraid of Founder?

Laminitis Demystified: Causes, Prevention and Holistic Rehabilitation
by Hiltrud Strasser, Dr. med. vet., PhD (Author), Sabine Kells (Editor)

This newest book by Dr. Strasser details the causes of laminitis, its prevention, and the means of healing this conventionally considered incurable problem in a permanent manner.

This book features many excellent photos, with some in full color. It expands upon the laminitis/founder information presented in her previous books, and offers clear, logical explanations about this dreaded disease. This book is a must-read for all horse owners, especially those dealing with laminitic or chronically foundered horses.

(Spiral-bound) 138 page, soft cover book, black and white photos and illustrations.

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the-secret-of-happy-horsesThe Secret of Happy Horses

by Sabine Kells
A little pocket-sized book for riders, horse owners and horse enthusiasts of all ages, especially those who “want to do right by the horse”. It is a basic, fun, and inexpensive introduction to the nature of the horse and its biological needs for health and longevity, so that these often misunderstood needs can be met and the foundation for a long, healthy life can be established in an age where the majority of domestic horses suffer from lameness problems and their average lifespan is often less than half of a horse’s natural lifespan. This book touches on the basic aspects that anyone who has a horse should know: horse care and boarding, horsemanship and equine psychology, tack types and fit, hoof care and lameness rehabilitation, and the importance of our own attitude or focus in achieving our goals. It is as lighthearted and fun a book as it can be, serious information generously interspersed with the delightful cartoons of Doreen Guthrie.

(Spiral-bound) 186 page, soft cover book, black and white photos and illustrations.

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barefoot-storiesBarefoot Stories

Edited by Yvonne Welz, published by The Horse’s Hoof
True stories, written by horseowners and hoofcare professionals about their experiences helping horses through natural living conditions and barefoot hooves. These are enjoyable stories for every horselover, as well as the perfect introduction to barefoot for any horseowner. Makes a great gift, too! Filled with black & white photos.

Includes a wide variety of stories, ranging from healthy hooves and performance horses, to club feet, founder, navicular, limb deformity, stumbling, arthritis, ringbone, and other “mystery” lameness—all improved simply through better lifestyle and barefoot hooves.

(Spiral-bound) 208 page, soft cover book, black and white photos and illustrations.

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TheHorsesHoof.com
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