The Natural Hoof Farrier
This is the book that started the barefoot horse movement. Dr. Hiltrud Strasser is a veterinarian who, for over thirty years, has been studying and researching the causes and cures of lameness and other common health problems of domestic horses. This revolutionary book will forever change the way you care for your horses. According to Dr. Strasser, "Most of the common health problems and lamenesses afflicting domestic horses are a direct result of man-made violations of their natural lifestyle, and can be prevented or cured through a removal of the cause and a return to a natural lifestyle." This book explains the Strasser Method and philosophy. 202 pages soft cover book, color photos and b&w photos and illustrations.
Laminitis Demystified: Causes, Prevention and Holistic Rehabilitation. Details the causes of laminitis, its prevention, and the means of healing this conventionally considered incurable problem in a permanent manner. This book features many excellent photos, with some in full color. It expands upon the laminitis/founder information presented in Dr. Strasser's previous books, and offers clear, logical explanations about this dreaded disease. This book is a must-read for all horseowners, especially those dealing with laminitic or chronically foundered horses.
Natural Barefoot Trimming; The Hoof Guided Method offers a unique method of barefoot trimming based on reading the hoof. Learn what to trim and what to leave alone in order to allow nature to quickly transform the hoof. The Hoof Guided Method is truly a less is more method based on the theory that a barefoot trim should mimic – or simulate - the action of the ground on the hoof, and that the true purpose of the trim is to stimulate the foot to grow healthy. Simulate and stimulate. Learn to stop micro-managing the hoof and work with nature instead of trying to force man's ideals onto the hoof. The hoof responds to everything it experiences, and that includes trimming. By trimming only what is indicated, then waiting for the hoof to respond, the foot is allowed to transform itself. And it will. The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The Hoof Guided Method shows you how to read the hoof and get real results in a short amount of time. 4.3 out of 5 stars 100 customer reviews