Conventional versus natural farrier standards

Posted: December 14th, 2007, by Melanie Merrow

Before versus After

Notice the high heels and sever contraction. Zero frog support equals less hoof circulation means less blood flow. Dull and dry hoof wall, small digital cushions and bulbs all show an unhealthy hoof. The entire condition of the hoof was improved over six weeks with a natural trim, 24/7 turnout and a hay only diet. No hoof products were used, no feed supplements or hoof packings. The heel bulbs have sprung back into being a working part of the hoof and notice how plump and round they are after the natural trim. Conventional farrier schools teach very high importance to a level foot when being level does not mean a good functioning hoof.