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Saturday, 04 April 2009 14:09

The Healing Powers of Nature at work - This is what we mean when we talk about the healing angle -
the angle of healthier growth at the top of the hoof.

This hoof is developing into exactly what the horse needs - with no invasive trimming,
no unnatural force and no guess work. Just natural healing facilitated by the
AANHCP natural trim and holistic management program.


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Before 1st trim 3 months later - after three trims and lifestyle change
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1st trim - large crack that had been in the foot 6 years - barefoot for 5 years and farrier trimmed 6 months later

Badly laminitic mare. Heart bar shoes removed 1 week earlier. 5 months later - the mare was sound from 2 months into the AANHCP trim program



Pedal bone millimetres away from coming through the sole. Laminitis at its worst. 4 months later. The pony had absolutely NO GRASS in this time, was allowed freedom of movement in a sand paddock and barn and fed a reasonably natural diet of soaked hay and a vit/min supplement


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1 st Trim - long toe typical of long term bad shoeing 5 months later - and still getting better. No artificial shortening of the toe, no invasive white line trim. Just allowing the hoof to grow the way it needs to be.
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This crack had been in the hoof for two years. This mare was subject to peroxide hoof scrubs 3 times a week and the owners were told if the shoe were to ever come off the hoof would split open and the horse would have to be put to sleep. 3 months later. 3 trims and a complete change of diet and management. This hoof was crying out for help, and simply by facilitating healing without doing anything invasive and allowing a reasonably natural diet and lifestyle the crack virtually disappeared in 3 trims.
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1st Trim - Laminitic mare with stretched white line 2 months later - more exercise and two trims.
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Suspected abcess crack - 1st trim 9 months later - no staples, glue or shoes used.
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Lovely cob hooves. It is a myth that white hooves are weaker than coloured hooves.  Laminitic thoroughbred gelding with one front done :)

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