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Wild horse barefoot trimming methods are designed to help create and maintain a healthy sound hoof and simulate the wear patterns of naturally maintained hooves.
Sharing a major part of the weight-bearing role, the sole of a barefoot horse begins to thicken and callous, providing the utmost protection to the coffin bone and the sensitive structures within. The development of a healthy hoof allows the many nerve endings in the sole to transmit vital sensory information efficiently to the Central Nervous System thereby increasing traction, performance and ultimately increasing the horse’s confidence.
A properly functioning foot reduces impact and concussion on the entire body, provides ultimate traction and supports overall horse health. Many foot disorders actually reduce or get significantly better once a horse goes barefoot, is properly trimmed and a holistic approach to their overall care is adopted.
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