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TRACKED GRAZING AND HOOF BATH TIME....
HOOF CARE & TRIMMING -NAVIGATING HOOF CARE EDUCATION AND HELPING HORSES TO TRIM THEIR OWN HOOVES.
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BAREFOOT TRIMMING

TRACKED GRAZING AND HOOF BATH TIME....

showing some of our herd on their trackWe Track Graze all our horses, in order to balance their green grass intake. So we feed a little bit of grass but mostly hay as to reduce the high levels of sugars and starches found in most of our NZ grasses. Therefore we have an ad lib approach to hay, which is available 24/7 through our Natural Horse Slow Feed Haynets.

This Paddock Paradise/Species Appropriate approach has proved to be a marvellous tool for our herd of beloved waifs and strays, as most of them in our care came in as  rescue/rehab horses, who often have special needs, and Tracking has helped us to manage a wide variety of various horses, who otherwise would have had to be locked up.

HOOF CARE & TRIMMING -NAVIGATING HOOF CARE EDUCATION AND HELPING HORSES TO TRIM THEIR OWN HOOVES.

After many years of rehabbing rescue horses to go barefoot with pretty much every hoof issue known, and the support and talent of our fantastic barefoot trimmer, finally earlier last year I started trimming some of my own horse’s hooves. One thing that struck me from the first trim is why do we work so hard to do what nature will do for us for very little effort and for free?

Showing a feral horses hoof never touched by a human hand yet naturally trimmed to perfectionWhat I mean by this is that we know horses living in wild environments who self-trim their own hooves , without ever being handled in their lifetime let alone being trimmed every month, or 6 weeks etc……so surely we have to ask why are we doing all this back breaking work trimming hooves when if we set things up correctly in the horses environment and lifestyle that the horse would trim his own hooves, and also do a very good job of it that suited his unique set of circumstances/physique /terrain and the going too.