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- What is the Barefoot Method?
A natural barefoot trim combined with natural living conditions makes up the Barefoot Method. . .
- Plight of the Bull Donkey
Donkey & Mule Society of NZ and Donkey and
Mule Protection Trust NZ do not support donkeys running with
bulls. . .
- On Track!
Many horse owners interested in keeping their horses naturally
have set up the track or race system of pasture management, with
great results. . .
- Article - The Importance
of Equine Nutrition Naturally
Learn what the
Barefoot and Natural Horse Care experts say about - Nutrition in the Natural
Environment; Controlling Disease through Mineral Balance; Mineral Supplementation
Naturally and much more.
- Article -
Natural Hoof Essential Remedies and Natural Minerals.
How to properly
prepare and support your horse during transition using natural
specially developed remedies by NZ Chartered Natural
Therapist Thelma Bracewell, and Natural Hoof Essential Minerals and supplements.
- Biscuit's Story
has gone from being "switched off" to a happy, healthy barefoot and bitless riding horse. .
Duncree Shetland Pony Stud are now free of founder and other
hoof problems after switching to the Strasser Method . . .
Many people are having success with the Natural
Hoof Bitless Bridles, find out what they are saying. . .
- Natural Care of Donkeys
Donkeys differ in many ways to horses, - obviously the large ears are a giveaway - but in terms of keeping them in good health, similar rules apply. Strasser Hoofcare Professional Teresa Ramsey, of Natural Hoof, explains. . . .
- Old Macs Hoof Boots
demonstrate how successful these hoof boots are . . .
Fortunately, the best hoof moisturiser is free - water! Find
out why and get some great hoofbath ideas.
- Leading by Example:
Endurance in New Zealand, by Sheryl Campbell
- Strasser Case Study: Flat, brittle
incurable, flat hooves or dropped coffin bones are able to be
cured using the Strasser Method. Case study in point: Patrick,
- New Zealand Chiron
A report on the Chiron Riding
Clinic, excellent for jumping, muscle development and rehabilitation.
- Natural use of horse covers and blankets
A look into the effects of
blanketing your horse and some Natural alternatives.
- 2004 Endurance Nationals - 100km Barefoot
From lame with shoes to competing successfully at the Endurance Nationals 100km, Alison Higgins and her endurance horse Cynai´s story.
- Bitless Bridles
Problems with head tossing? Gags no longer effective with your horse? Natural Hoof explores the effects of the bit and the possibility of going without that metal in the mouth . . .
- Barefoot Endurance 100Km
Thorsten and Maxi compete in the 2003 NZ
Endurance Nationals 100kms Barefoot
Barefoot Treatment of Severe Coffin Bone Rotation
to Recovery From Severe Founder
testimonials and the reasons why traction is improved without
- Chiron Riding
overview of the Chiron style of riding.
- Natural Treatment of Laminitis/Founder
Treating Laminitis and Founder using Natural Hoof Trimming and
Management Methods. Details two cases.
Herbs For Horses
Herbs are a natural medicine for your horse. For thousands
of years, their use has been based on tradition. Now with the benefit of modern
science, many of these traditions have been tested. In most cases, the
traditional use has been upheld. In some cases, new uses for old herbs have been found.
- Article - Bioptron Light
Therapy for Horses
How the Bioptron Light can help heal your horse, particularly
on it's journey to soundness.
- Article - Using Colloidal
Silver for Horses
Colloidal Silver is one of the best natural products you can
use on your horse and is particularly helpful as a supportive
therapy during a
transition period to barefoot. Find out more about how to use
Colloidal Silver and what products are available.
- Article - Todd Merrell
Strasser Certified Hoofcare Specialist and Instructor gave
clinics in Paeroa, Sept, 2002.
- Article - How To Sharpen
Your Hoof Knife
You've got the best hoof knife for the job - but it's always
blunt! Learn how to sharpen your hoof knife.
- Article - The
Strasser Clinic and Method Part One
Find out what natural barefoot trimming is
about. In January, 2002, German vet Dr Hiltrud
Strasser ran a three-day hoofcare clinic north of
Auckland. In this article: Introduction, Natural
Living Conditions, Movement, Water,
- Article -
The Strasser Clinic and Method Part
In this article: The Effects of Shoeing, The
Correct Trim, The Transition Period.
- Case Study -
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Diary of a Maggie, who had extensive problems
with her front hoof, resulting in recurring hoof
problems. Owner Sandra Kerridge outlines Maggie's
recovery using the barefoot trim.
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