- Grab the nearest book.
- Open the book to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the text of the next two to five sentences.
- Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intellectual one. Pick the Closest.
- Tag five people to do the same.
As you know the DOR has taken up working on our feet again so she is reading alot of books about hooves. The one she has by the computer is Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You: A Hands-on Manual for Natural Hoof Care by Pete Ramey
- As I have repeated throughout this book, every horse was born to wear the low, strong heel of the ild horse model, but through unnatural trimming and living conditions the coffin bone actually sinks lower in the hoof capsule than it should be, taking the live corium at the heel with it. this means that usually we cannot lower the heel as far as we would like and still maintain the 3/8 inch thick sole, and ther is not a firm heel height that is right for all horses. With consistent trimming or wear, the boan and thus the corium are somehow pushed back up in the hoof capsule. Understanding of this phenomenon would help us understand why a wild hoof averages almost a full inch shorter than the hooves of most domestic horses the same size.
This book is a good basic overview/starter book to natural hoof care.
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I am looking forward to seeing what everyone is reading.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR