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Going barefoot is all about allowing the horse to grow the feet that nature intended them to have.

Going barefoot is all about allowing the horse to grow the feet that nature intended them to have.

When this topic is raised, it is always a hot and controversial one. We are often told that not all...
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Sunny, my little pony was diagnosed with acute laminitis nearly 18 years ago now.

Sunny, my little pony was diagnosed with acute laminitis nearly 18 years ago now.

Below is the ‘treatment’ Sunny was given 18 years ago....& this advice & treatment is still being given TODAY. -...
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Why are people dressing horses up as Zebras?

Why are people dressing horses up as Zebras?

It's one of those questions you get asked by your science teacher at school... "Why do Zebras have stripes?" Well...
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Are you in control of your horse’s diet and management…or is someone else?

Are you in control of your horse’s diet and management…or is someone else?

A recent conversation I had with a reader this week over private message regarding her barefoot horse becoming footsore, revealed...
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Are you feeding your horse by keeping it natural or are you spending £££’s on commercial bagged feeds?

Are you feeding your horse by keeping it natural or are you spending £££’s on commercial bagged feeds?

Feeding horses the ‘right’ diet is a hotter topic now than it’s ever been. Mainly due to the ENORMOUS profit...
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Here is an interesting topic – MUD!

Here is an interesting topic – MUD!

If you own horses, then mud is inevitable in the winter time. But how much mud is ok? Is mud...
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If you think a horse needs shoes….why not use hoof boots instead?

If you think a horse needs shoes….why not use hoof boots instead?

1000’s & 1000’s of horse owners are now binning their horse’s shoes preferring to go down the route of hoof...
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Hi there, I’m the Editor of The Barefoot Horse Magazine!

Hi there, I’m the Editor of The Barefoot Horse Magazine!

I want to tell you my story as to why I started the number 1 barefoot horse mag on the...
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What would you sacrifice for GRIP?

What would you sacrifice for GRIP?

An argument put forward for shoeing vs barefoot is that shoes give horses better grip. Well all seasoned barefooters know...
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Lameness in the equine world is getting worse not better. Why?

Lameness in the equine world is getting worse not better. Why?

Once upon a time...really not that long ago, horses worked hard on the land and were the main form of...
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So here’s the thing. When we say all horses can go barefoot, what do we actually mean?

So here’s the thing. When we say all horses can go barefoot, what do we actually mean?

This statement ‘all horses can go barefoot’ gets many owners just a trifle hot under the collar. Many of these...
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Do you remember Shadow (AKA Texas Star) from the front cover of Issue 8?

Do you remember Shadow (AKA Texas Star) from the front cover of Issue 8?

Well this year he is starting his 16th year as a police horse for the Houston Mounted Police. Still happy,...
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Top 15 reasons why horse owners take their horses barefoot

Top 15 reasons why horse owners take their horses barefoot

1. Horse had been having recurring lameness issues in shoes, wanted to see if barefoot would help 2. Horse hated...
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Why did I start The Barefoot Horse Magazine?

Why did I start The Barefoot Horse Magazine?

Well, a few moons ago when I was spending my life bombing around the south west of the UK, visiting...
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Can horses suffer from PTSD?

Can horses suffer from PTSD?

We know horse get stressed. But do we realise just how much stress equines living in our domestic environment suffer?...
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Metal horse shoes are so ‘YESTERDAY’!?

Metal horse shoes are so ‘YESTERDAY’!?

Move over Mr Metal Shoe here come the new kids on the block!! To get your FREE in depth article...
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My horse has gone lame…is it an abscess?

My horse has gone lame…is it an abscess?

When you notice that your horse has gone lame, most owners leap to all kinds of conclusions and usually they...
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Bare, Booted or Shod?

Bare, Booted or Shod?

There are times, many times, when a ‘non barefoot enthusiast’ utters the disgruntled and immortal words ‘booted isn’t barefoot!’. To...
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What’s in Issue 20?

What’s in Issue 20?

Issue 20 is another fantastic issue packed full of articles, education and information. Here's a run down of what to...
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If you have a horse, you’ve heard of LAMINITIS

If you have a horse, you’ve heard of LAMINITIS

If you have a horse, you've heard of LAMINITIS. It's a topic we talk about a lot in the magazine...
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