North Carolina Barefoot Farrier
Restoring natural balance enables a horse to have ideal traction against the ground, allows for proper blood circulation, and adequate shock absorption. It aims to keep hooves (and horses) surefooted, healthy and without injury.
Trimming a horse hoof is to restore and maintain hoof form, function and healthy growth. Yet, the horse owner will always retain the biggest responsibility towards this end, by providing the horse with the proper care. It is my passion, to always provide my customers with educational materials so that they may be able to evaluate and maintain their horses' health.
By nature, the hoof has a tendency to become narrow. This is necessary in order to withstand the constant force expanding it with every step. Hoof mechanism and shock absorption are accomplished through the horse's weight and the impact of each step expanding the hoof capsule against the resistance of the ground.
Proper hoof function pumps blood back to the heart through hoof deformation and flexion. Hoof deformation occurs when the hoof is bearing weight; loaded. Flexion occurs when the hoof is not bearing weight; unloaded.
For educational seminars and presentations, feel free to contact Lisa Ross.
Serving as a North Carolina barefoot farrier, Lisa Ross provides barefoot hoof trimming and education for customers in the greater Raleigh and Triangle areas.
November 2011, Lisa taught hoof form and function at NC State University in Equine Sciences.
Please contact me anytime! I look forward to hearing from you.
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