2016: Some of my work – mini case studies

Below are some examples of how hooves can change with regular trimming. To see more, please visit my Instagram account. Click on the pictures to see the original post.

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22nd December 2016: Looking better and better … now the toe is in the right place the rest of the hoof can continue to grow down healthier #irishsportshorse #grey #mare #barefoot #transformation #barefoottrimmer #ilovemyjob #naturalhorsemanship#wildathoof #progress #hoof #horse #horses

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9th December 2016: So much love for this horse! Seedy toe fixed and no longer removing her toes when being worked #chestnutmare #barefoot #trimmer #wildathoof #chestnut #transformation #hoof  #proud #naturalhorsemanship #barefoottrimmer #horse #horses

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25th November 2016: I love going out to trim this horse. He is truly inspirational. Labelled the horse that could never go barefoot he is stunning everyone and showing them he can. So much improvement in such a short amount of time! And now we have some healthy wall on the ground and some heel height I think he will really start to blossom! Looking forward to the next time! #thoroughbred #tb#grey #barefoot #transition #barefoottrimmer#naturalhorsemanship #noshoes #wildathoof#hoof #changes #positive #horse #horses#pony #frog #ilovemyjob #ilovehorses

 

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24th November 2016: 5months of balanced trims = toes and breakover back + quarters out + frog widening = results 🙂 #bay #gelding #improvement #barefoot #trimmer #barefoottrimmer #wildathoof #cob #horse #pony #horses #naturalhorsemanship #ilovemyhorse #frog #hoof #foot #proud #ilovemyjob

 

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21st November 2016: Feeling a bit down with all the rain … so cheering myself up by seeing what some of my clients have been up to recently … some of these have been transition photos … can you guess which? #pony #ponies #horse #horses #horseriding #jumping #crosscountry #eventing #hack #connemara #thoroughbred #sportshorse #coloured #grey #fun #transition #barefoot #trimmer  #barefoottrimmer #wildathoof

 

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4th November 2016: Because the journey there isn’t always easy … or quick … or finished! Most of the flare and cracks gone … Still some tweaks but very happy with improvements so far. #positive #changes #horse #horses #barefoot #trimmer #wildathoof #barefoottrimmer #naturalhorsemanship #eventer #hoof #transformation #blackhorse #proud

 

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31st October 2016: Even ‘good’ feet can be improved upon. I seem to have spoken a lot lately about the importance of where the hoof breaks over in a stride. When toes are long this breakover is delayed and actually puts excessive force through the tendons. Also having long toes actually continue to pull them even more forward and in doing so pulls the sole forward thinning it. The quarters also pull in so that they are more vertical. So it’s not just about having ‘pretty round front feet’ it’s about bio mechanics and keeping your horse healthy inside#young #cob #improvement #barefoot #trimmer #barefoottrimmer #wildathoof #coblet #horse #pony #horses #naturalhorsemanship #ilovemyhorse #frog #hoof

 

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25th October 2016: Flare. Be gone! #noshoes #barefoot #wildathoof #pony #horse #angloarab #arab #arabx #hoof #foot #frog #naturalhorsemanship #barefoottrimmer #barefoottrimming

 

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7th September 2016: Bringing the toe back has positive effects all round! #thoroughbred #tbhorse #horsesofinstagram #barefoot #wildathoof #ponies #pony #shoes #horse #horses #better #horses #improvement #natural #naturalhorsemanship #barefoottrimmer

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4th September 2016: 9 months on the hoof … My yearling Wren #yearling #barefoothorse #appaloosa #naturalhorsemanship #uk #horse #pony #baby #barefoot #wildathoof #barefoottrimmer #ilovemyhorse

 

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3rd September 2016: Sometimes it only takes a few weeks to see the positive change #thoroughbred #tbhorse #horsesofinstagram#barefoot #wildathoof #ponies #pony #shoes #horse #horses #better #horses #improvement #natural #naturalhorsemanship

 

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2nd September 2016: Pony improvements … Frog, heels and hoof angle #naturalhorsemanship #horse #barefoot #improvement #wildathoof #horses #naturalhorsemanship #noshoes #better #natural #frog #shoes #pony #ponies #horsesofinstagram #equinepodiatry #feet#hooves

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1st September 2016: Another transition  #connemara#connemarepony #horsesofinstagram #barefoot #wildathoof #ponies #pony #shoes #horse #horses #better #improvement #natural #naturalhorsemanship

 

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1st September 2016: Great to see these kinds of changes in 4 months! #horse #barefoot#improvement #wildathoof #horses #naturalhorsemanship #noshoes #better #natural #frog #shoes #pony #ponies #horsesofinstagram

 

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21st July 2016: Looking a lot slimmer without the winter fluff … And that’s just me! #barefoottrimmer #mini #shetland #horse #pony #horses #horseriding #trimmer #barefoot #wildathoof #minishetland #hoof #work #hot #summer #ineedashower @g4ynor thanks for the pics!

 

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26th June 2016: Love well behaved clients (and owners who have tea and biscuits!) #barefoot #trimmer #wildathoof #cob #barefoottrimmer #pedicure #naturalhorsemanship #horse #hoof #hooves #work #sunday #missedtherain

 

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17th May 2016: Some horses make my job easier … Gotta love a native!  #barefoot #naturalhorsemanship #trimming #barefoottrimmer #wildathoof

 

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17th June 2016: Definitely wild at hoof – little Wren growing nicely! photo credit @emilyhubbard_1990 #mare #appaloosa #filly #foal #yearling #ilovemyhorse #wildathoof #natural #naturalhorsemanship #barefoot #noshoes #rear #horse #horses#pony #country

 

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10th November, 2015: What a difference 9months makes … Appaloosa mare .. Left pics are shod and just out of shoes … Right 2 pics 9months later after monthly corrective trimming. Heels opened up by over 10mm and are continuing to improve #casestudy #appaloosa #horse #barefoothorse #barefoot #horseoftheday #equinepodiatry #equine #equestrian #wildathoof

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