I tried posting this Fri, hope no one gets duplicates, I do not
think it went thru....
Back to the thin hoofs issue, I finally found the article regarding
a trimming procedure that the author claims will "fix" weak hooves by
allowing the wall to grow back naturally thicker. I lost the person
with the original concern, but the group may be interested in this
It is in Equus, June 1995 and is 5 pages long. If anyone is
interested either call the mag at 301-977-3900, or to get the video for
$30. 606-873-5543, or contact me with your fax# or address and I'll
send a copy.
In 20 words or less, this 4 point trim puts the hoof back into the
"wild" state, you leave the horse barefoot for 3 months and they become
self-maintaining. Ground forces inform the horn-producting tissues of
the coronary band and laminae to keep constructing hoof wall according
to the pattern. The author claims a tough, shiny, more massive wall
will have grown well down the hoof in 3 months.
Happy riding! Kimberly (& Mystery the Morab)