The Instructional DVD is finished!!


Finally, exactly 2 months after shooting, the editing is done, the video has been burned to DVD, and today it will ship out for production. There is one more step – I will be getting a proof copy to view. If the proof is good all I have to do is approve it and the DVD will be for sale shortly after that.


Foundered pony updated video


Here she is on October 1, 2013, 3 and half months after her near euthanasia.  She is away from home and trimmed by someone else, but she is clearly doing great.  Sound and happy!!

More barefoot, bootless horse videos have been posted!


Check out our Videos Of Truly Sound Horses page to see barefoot horses on the road and on the trail – sound without boots.

Sneak preview of theory portion of DVD


Here’s a sneak peek of what will be contained in the new DVD.  This is from a PowerPoint presentation and is not in the exact form it will be in the actual video.


Instructional DVD is in the editing phase!


Last week we filmed the trimming and live action footage for the dvd. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be creating and editing all the other content, along with the raw video. The DVD should be out within 6 weeks.



Check out our Videos of Truly Sound Horses Page


I’ve created a new page where I will be posting videos of truly sound horses. It will be updated whenever I get a new video.

Enjoy seeing horses as they are meant to be – sound, happy, and able to be ridden!


Barefoot “Experts”


I realize there are people out there who do not agree with my thinking, or my writing for that matter.  To you and to them I say the proof is in the pudding.

I get emails from people who do the HGM trim and they report that people they trim for  or other trimmers they run into don’t believe in it and don’t like how the feet look, blah blah blah.  You all know how it is.  Basically they criticize the “look” of the foot and minutely critique irrelevancies and try to sound like they know what they’re talking about. But barefoot trimming should not be about photos of how feet LOOK.  It should be about soundness!!!  That was supposed to be the goal of barefoot when I started – how to help the horse be healthier and happier and more sound.  Where has that goal gone?

I have decided that mere photos do not tell the story and am going to post video whenever I can get it. Video shows the truth.

Further down is a video of a Missouri Fox Trotter mare named Dundee, trimmed by her owner using the HGM.  Prior to the HGM the feet were contracted, as can be seen in the photo just below.  This hoof is not fully rehabilitated but is well on its way, and more importantly the horse is sound! (Click on photo to view larger image.)

Dundee back of foot comparison

Dundee back of foot comparison


It’s pretty clear what a difference there is!

Below is a video of Dundee taken just the other day (7-25-13). BTW she is a Missouri Fox Trotter, a gaited horse, so she moves differently than non-gaited horses. Here she is after a trim, walking on gravel without issue.  No attempt is made to force her to be on the gravel, and I can tell you from experience that if a horse is ouchy he or she will head right for the grass on the side of the road.


And I am not alone in using far less aggressive methods than are currently the “standard” of barefoot trimming being practiced.  Here is a video of self-trimming barefoot horses in England, the grey and the horse being ridden, hunting on rough terrain.  Awesome to watch.

For those interested in learning more here click here for Rockley Farm Blog.

Let’s see if the critics of less is more can post videos of the results of their trimming!

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