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Below the Surface: A hoof trim as a covert assessment of mobility

By Klervi Dorfsman CEHCA practitioner   Trimming day for your horse can be more than just a day where their hooves get taken care of, it can also be a good gauge to check in on your horse’s mobility in a routine way. Because a professional hoof care provider is asking hundreds of horses per month […]

19 February 2024 / Read-Lire

Dealing with winter laminitis

Winter Laminitis is a condition we hear more and more about each year.
Why is it happening? who are the horses that are susceptible to this condition and how we can prevent it?
Here is more information to explain winter Laminitis and some references at the end for more documentation.

10 January 2024 / Read-Lire

Evolution in Whole Horse Soundness conference wrap-up

Thank you to all who attended the Canadian Equine Hoof Care Association’s very first conference, and helped make it a big success! It was a joy to be able to meet and catch up with everyone in person. The diversity amongst the attendees spoke to how much the equine community as a whole values education. We welcomed barefoot trimmers, farriers, body workers, veterinarians, dentists, horse owners, students and more into an atmosphere of collaboration and learning.

14 October 2023 / Read-Lire

The Evolution in Whole-Horse Soundness conference – Sept 30-Oct 2, 2023

Join us this fall for the very first Canadian Equine Hoof Care Association conference at Delta Hotels Regina. A robust educational experience for the equine industry, including equine health-related and hoof care professionals, students, and horse owners, the conference features top practitioners and experts from a variety of equine fields. Industry leaders will present on multiple aspects of health care influencing the soundness of the hoof – equine dentistry, bodywork, veterinary medicine, hoof care, equine nutrition, and more.

17 March 2023 / Read-Lire

Spring Grass and Laminitis

Springtime can be difficult to navigate as a horse owner. The green grass is just starting to crop up and soon will take over the fields. The horses are craving it, and with hay prices increasing it’s tempting to just open up the pastures and let the horses have an all-you-can-eat grass buffet. Since food […]

26 May 2023 / Read-Lire

Preparing your horse’s hooves for winter

by Rachel Gedaliya CEHCA member You may ask what it means to prepare your horses’ hooves for winter, after all horses have been wintering on earth for millenniums … Winter brings a different pace, with its cold air and a blankets of snow, short days, and little to no fresh grass to graze on depending […]

7 November 2022 / Read-Lire

Leading by example

A welcome message from Christine Tomlin, who along with Francine Labossière, owns and operates Hoof Geeks Barefoot Hoof Care. Francine and Christine travel Western Canada teaching and empowering horse owners in remote locations to take control of their horses’ hooves and bring them back to soundness.

23 September 2021 / Read-Lire

What makes a natural bare foot?

Our model is based on the wild horse’s foot found in the American West. These horses travel many kilometres a day over some of the most rugged terrain known. Yet they do not suffer lameness caused by laminitis or navicular disease as their domestic cousins do.

10 November 2021 / Read-Lire