This page contains a variety of hoof photos; before & after
shots, balanced and unbalanced hooves, common conditions, and other
misc. pictures with captions. We plan to add new examples frequently.
The If Your Horse Could Talk herd awaiting their
turn for a trim. All of our horses and a majority of client’s
horses are trimmed at liberty .
“Larks Starwood Dash” owned by Susan
Ross of Ocala, FL”
Perfect 2 day old hooves. Notice the low heels,
passive quarters, and rounded hoof wall. Looks very much like the
wild hoof model we strive for.
Individuality. Although the basic trim principles are the same,
whether it is a 2000 lb Percheron or an 800 lb 14 hand mixed breed,
each horse is an individual. Below are some comparisons between
Elvis (Percheron) and Riley (mixed breed).
Riley’s hoof superimposed onto Elvis’ hoof
Buddy, a 16 year old Paso Fino in AZ. Kenny was called out to
do a Equine Touch session because this horse could not get up on
his own in the morning. Upon arrival, it was obvious that his feet
were the cause of his problem as they were extremely over-grown
and unbalanced. Instead of doing a body work session, Kenny decided
to trim him instead because you can’t have a balanced body
without balanced feet. It had supposedly been 8 weeks since he
had been shod, but it appeared that they had not been done in over
The next morning, Buddy was able to get up on his own and was
trotting around. Unfortunately, we are not sure the owner will
be able to give this horse the proper rehab he needs,
Before & After
Removed with sole cleaned out
Star is another case we were called out for a consultation and
bodywork but upon arrival discovered very long and unbalanced hooves.
The extremely long toes and underslung heel were causing a lot
of body pain. This owner was extremely open to the barefoot approach,
willing to educate herself, and asked Kenny to trim and conduct
an Equine Touch session.
Common Hoof Conditions . We will be adding more photos in the
and upright hooves
Low Toe/Underslung Heel