When are “Good Feet” really “Bad Feet”?

In my line of work, it is nigh on impossible to avoid visiting a stable or livery yard every now and again. And although I am almost always visiting to tend my unshod horse-clients, I cannot help but notice just one or two of the stablemates; in particular, their feet!

Unfortunately, it is tactically unethical […]

Hoofing to Nature!

We often eulogize about “The Wonders of Nature” but only when we are actually confronted with them do we realize just how amazing they can be.

A few weeks ago I was called out to one of my customers who had just bought an 8 year old horse. The general condition of the horse was […]

“Bad Hooves”

Oh my ears and whiskers! A recent meeting of horse riding instructors was given the following information about one of the riding school’s horses “the farrier has said that he has bad hooves”. And additionally, mention was made about how good the farrier actually is… Of course, Sabots Libres wouldn’t be Sabots Libres without questioning […]