Equine Barefoot Basics Guidelines

See this post on FB  click the link below note the image is before the shoes were removed and the correct balance attained, but it shows the basics very well.


Hi my mantra for hoof trimming regarding the absolute basics to start from 🙂

Ideally a 3-8 degree palmar P3 angle: This is the angle of the bottom of the coffin bone in relation to the ground accurate x rays are essential to get this correct.

50/50 base of support from toe to heel around the center of rotation of the hoof capsule and in some cases ideal is 60% behind and 40% in front!

Minimizing flare and distortion in the hoof capsule but do not weaken a very thin wall.

Hoof-pastern axis in alignment.