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Natural Hoof Care
Lifetime of Soundness by Dr. Hiltrud Strasser
revolutionary book has changed the way we care for
our horses. According to Dr. Strasser, "Most of the
common health problems and lamenesses afflicting domestic
horses are a direct result of man-made violations
of their natural lifestyle, and can be prevented or
cured through a removal of the cause and a return
to a natural lifestyle."
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Natural Horse: Foundations for Natural Horsemanship
by Jaime Jackson
ground breaking research with wild horses, The Natural
Horse vividly describes how domestic horses can be made
happier and healthier through an understanding of what
nature intended for the horse. This knowledge will help
you provide natural care for horses and understand what
naturally shaped hooves look like and how to achieve
Owners Guide to Natural Hoof Care by Jaime Jackson
In this book
Jaime Jackson guides horseowners through the difficult
transition from conventional hoof care to natural hoof
care. There exists a deeply ingrained tradition and
blind acceptance of the ancient practice of shoeing
horses. Unfortunately shoeing horses is not good for
them. Jaime Jackson explains why shoeing is detrimental.
In a very clear and concise way he walks horseowners
through the education and practical processes of deshoeing.
Every horseowner owes it to themselves and their horses
to at least read this book.
: Prevention and Cure the Natural Way by Jaime Jackson
This book offers a cure for founder! Jaime Jackson
is an experienced farrier who spent years studying wild
horses, with an interest in what makes them more sound
than our domestic horses.His keep-it-simple, logical
approach to treating founder is refreshing. Anyone who
has tried "conventional" founder and navicular treatment
for their horses should read this book. His "resources"
section is empowering to the horse owner!
The Hairline Tells It All
Lyle E. "Bergy" Bergeleen
offers an enlightening tour of the hoof. Bergy
provides a simple method for
balance and stress in the hoof. He is a long-time shoer,
instructor and horseman. His system has been tested
"on the job," and he does a terrific job of explaining
it to the reader. If you are interesed in natural
hoof care but are not ready to take the shoes off your
horse Bergy has the answer for you.
Lame Horse by James R. Rooney, D.V.M. revised
updated edition (June 1998)
is a recognized authority on equine lameness.
He covers fractures, injuries to tendons and ligaments,
muscles, the nervous system, and more. In this new edition
Dr. Rooney endorses barefootedness as the preferred
state of the hoof. He has revised this well
known resource to include both his new ideas about the
natural hoof while still dealing with the problems of
the shod horse. The book is full of illustrations
and even x-rays for explanation.