The hind of a horse in his mid 30’s, previously neglected and put on a 2-3 week trim schedule for the last 3 years.

從扭曲的病理腳到可持續赤腳的愈合藝術與可持續的赤腳,然後赤腳發育良好的赤腳,呈現適當的形式,並認識到舊,死亡,不敏感的唯一和新的,生活的差異,感覺鞋底。

蹄的自然自適應過程

它是一種自然的自適應過程,用於損害蹄子,以保留死腳底的保護層,以覆蓋薄層敏感的實場鞋底。對於獸醫來說,對於粗糙的,死亡的鞋底毫無羞澀而統一,常見的是,常見的獸醫毫無遜色。甚至X線片和蹄子測試儀都無法區分。

為了使鞋底完全活下來,達到最佳厚度P3必須在蹄膠囊中完美地居中,沒有從叉子到外表麵的結構偏差。這隻能實現,當4支柱在沒有偏差的情況下方3-4個接地接觸點上方完全對準時,重量軸承不直接在外壁或P3的太陽邊緣上。這不會留下很多空間的錯誤。當腳的結構以每4-5天的每4-5天的速度增長約1/16“的速率時,必須保持這並不容易。這是一種進化設計,使馬持續再生飼料的新防護組織,以取代舊的退化死組織,因為它磨損在每日使用數英裏。

在大自然中,這是完美的生物係統的完美過程。馬是持續運動和覓食的。他們是母親大自然的平原飼養員......不斷耕種,施肥,重定見序和修剪。這種完美設計的平衡係統已被馴化中斷。男人作為護理人員的角色造成了扭曲。

When claims are made by horse owners that their horse can’t go without shoes because their feet don’t grow fast enough to keep up with the wear, it more than likely just means their horse’s feet are out of balance and retaining more dead tissue instead of developing live tissue…the dead tissue wears away quickly. This can be remedied with frequent proper trimming. This may seem counter intuitive for horses that have slow growing feet that wear too easily, but it can be done by lightly trimming to define the edges of the solar structures in order to provide both space for live tissue expansion and sensory relief. Simply removing the dead without invading the live will improve comfort and restore proper weight bearing.

Simulating Natural Wear

關鍵是削減經常少和證明is a horse that moves better after each trim. The effectiveness of this approach relies on awareness, time, knowledge, experience, integrity and empathy. A trusting relationship between the trimmer, the horse, and the owner must be established to achieve the optimal level of success.

超過3年的1-3周修剪時間表恢複了一匹鑄造馬。

It doesn’t matter if horses are in a back yard or in a fancy barn, or if they’re bare or steel shod, if their feet aren’t trimmed to simulate the natural wear that compensates for their natural growth rate, there will be distortion. Distortion leads to pathology. It’s a spectrum. The flip side of trying to take care of a 1000 lb animal with feet that are constantly growing is that the fast growth rate can be used to make small frequent adjustments at each trim to change the weight bearing and subsequent growth patterns. Yes you can use the horse’s weight for them instead of against them. This takes dedication and experience but it is possible for almost every horse at almost any stage of distortion. The trimmer just needs to know the difference between the dead tissue and the live, just how much to remove, and to be accountable for how the horse is doing post trim.

Maintaining Balance Through Scheduled Adjustments

在我的經驗中,一旦你得到與P3對齊的蹄膠囊,結構開始變得更厚,腳會從完美的餘額波動到略微失去平衡。這是正常的,這就是為什麼頻繁的時間表對於維持更正至關重要。完美的平衡是短暫的,因為一切都對它有影響。隻要你早早抓住它,它很容易恢複。腳底的一切需要幾個月的時間才能到達那裏,任何調整都會影響新的增長,即使您可能不會在幾個月內注意到這一點。通過照片記錄記錄,記錄進度的時間表可以幫助所有者和從業者之間的溝通。

恒定的複發對於長期被忽視的馬是常見的。這就像腳有舊壞蹄的記憶。當然,肌肉確實有記憶舊習慣的賠償。這就是為什麼我將它們保持在這種緊張的時間表上。與任何不良習慣導致健康狀況不佳,它需要很多艱苦的工作和奉獻精神,使變化更好,並且在舊車轍中倒回來總是更容易。複活馬的腳並非不同,看到和保持持久的結果需要很多問責,但有足夠的焦點和持久性,隨著時間的推移,良好的選擇可以變得更容易。通常隨著時間的推移而重複逐漸重複。

The hind of a horse in his mid 30’s, previously neglected and put on a 2-3 week trim schedule for the last 3 years.

Keep Trimming From the Bottom

Trimming horses is no picnic and it is often under valued, and even considered unnecessary, until the horse comes up lame. Executing an impeccable trim on every foot takes a lot of personal integrity. It’s often tempting to slack off…especially for an ill mannered horse. Trimming the bottom of the foot puts the trimmer at a physical disadvantage and no one likes to handle horses with severe behavior issues anyway. It’s not likely the work will be inspected so it’s tempting for the trimmer to give up on trimming from the bottom and just put the foot on a stand and trim from the top to get it over with.

Years ago I reached this point of frustration and said to myself, “Who is even going to look at the bottom anyway?”

我聽到的是“我會。”

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My intention is to help people recognize the foot’s stage of development and trim to promote further development. Every trim should set the feet up to be healthier, stronger, and more comfortable by the next trim. I’m not so much teaching a method as I am sharing the way I read feet and make trimming decisions...based on listening to the horse and understanding the mechanics of the equine foot.When I first started shoeing horses I was most concerned about keeping their feet level, and this became more and more difficult as I saw horses with more severe conformation flaws, deformed feet, and horribly crooked movement.Perfect balance became my goal, and continues to be the focus of my attention. There should be no margin of error... ever.In perfect balance always; that’s what fixes them.God designed these beautiful animals to move...with growth matching wear, for every step. According to science, horses and their feet have evolved over 65 million years with their current form going back 35 million years. Since we have taken them out of nature, and diminished and restricted movement, it is our responsibility to do natures work and keep them balanced.