New for 2012: 3 day intensive classes.
What is a Natural Trim?
A Natural trim is a whole horse trim.
It is modeled after the wild horse hoof.
It is not just a trim. It is a lifestyle change. You can't get a mustang hoof by just trimming one on.
You must offer your horse the most Natural environment you can.
A healthy diet!!! NOT sugar laced sweet feeds!
Be careful with grass. Everyone thinks that it is natural for horses to graze all they want on rich pastures. Not so. Horses are foragers not constant grazers, meaning it is natural for them to munch all day BUT... they have to work for it. They might take a bite of grass but walk dozens of steps to get the next piece. A good place to get forage educated is:
Exercise is the next thing. You and I can eat as healthy as we need to but without proper exercise we will still be out of shape and often overweight. Horses too. They need MOVEMENT! Without movement they do not get good circulation. Without good circulation they do not get the hooves we long for.
We ask our horses to come live in our world, it is our responsibility to provide them with the best environment possible. Clean dry areas for them to move. Remember horses will only transition to what they are accustomed to. My favorite environment substances are:
Pea Gravel, Ag-Lime, Sand and river rock.
This trim is readily applied to domestic equines of all breeds, age and disciplines.
It enhances natural gaits and movements of the horse.
It enables horses suffering from acute and chronic laminitis, navicular, contracted heels, and many other lameness issues to recover and achieve healthy strong hooves without shoes.
Never in the trimming is live sole invaded!
And as always LISTEN TO THE HORSE!