Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Maureen Tierney – www.barefoottrimming.com The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Why do we trim? The Hoof Capsule vs The Foot Listen to the.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Maureen Tierney – www.barefoottrimming.com The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Why do we trim? The Hoof Capsule vs The Foot Listen to the."— Presentation transcript:

1 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Why do we trim? The Hoof Capsule vs The Foot Listen to the Hoof The Hoof is Dynamic The HGM Trim Summary Contents

2 Maureen Tierney – To remove material the horse cannot remove on its own. The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Why do we trim? We should not trim from the perspective that the foot will grow too much if we dont. The hoof is not grass, it is not hair, and it is NOT a fingernail. A healthy hoof grows to demand An unhealthy hoof will grow faster

3 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming This hoof was trimmed 11 months ago! (The ground has been wet for 2 months)

4 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming The foot is shorter now than in July 2012 July 2012March 2013 And it looks more comfortable! Hoof after last trim in April 2012

5 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Remember, the ground doesnt think! The ground does not micro manage. The ground does not measure. The ground has no ideal in mind. The ground is passive. In the wild the hoof is trimmed by the GROUND.

6 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Compare the action of the heels vs the toe.

7 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Its clear that the range of motion of the toe results in greater abrasion.

8 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming The heel lands and while the toe is being abraded, the heel is moving up.

9 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming The Heel is compacted by impact The Toe is abraded by friction It only makes sense that we would trim the heels LESS and that the toe is what needs our help due to lack of abrasion. In fact, the heels seldom need trimming on a healthy hoof. Trimming of the heels sends a message to the foot that it has suffered a great amount of excess wear – or even injury – causing the heels to GROW.

10 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Bottom Line Trim only to help the foot, not control it.

11 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming The Hoof versus The Foot The horse has both a foot and a hoof capsule. We need to consider both.

12 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming The Hoof Capsule is a Bionic Shoe It is created and maintained by the horses FOOT – the internal structures. Internal problems cause things like tall bars, tall heels, and thickened soles. External conditions cause forward toe, frog migration, weak or infected frogs.

13 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming The Foot is What is Inside the Hoof Capsule Coffin bone Navicular bone Lateral cartilages Digital Cushion Coria Blood vessels Etc.

14 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Hoof Form Affects the Foot A hoof that doesnt fit the foot causes pressure on delicate tissues, puts stress on tendons, tears laminae, and can cause atrophy of internal structures. Even mild hoof capsule poor fit can cause pain. We have all worn shoes that were just a little too tight or rubbed on our little toe. Imagine having to live in those shoes 24/7.

15 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Just a few Examples... Long toes cause tearing and separation of the laminae and the wall – and can result in mechanical founder. Ouchiness leads to toe-first landings and all associated problems. Flare creates what is basically too large a shoe for the foot resulting in slop. (See side by side foot comparison.) And it also can cause pinching where it bends inward from leverage forces. We do not really know all the damage done by hoof capsule deformity, but it is most likely the cause of arthritis, back and shoulder pain, and other forms of lameness.

16 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming A healthy foot Robust Frog Tight wall connection Small area of sole in front of frog Tight wall/sole connection Coffin bone supported

17 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming A not so healthy foot Thin weak frog Coffin bone unsupported Too long a toe is pulling away from the bone.

18 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Compare these feet! Look at the back of the foot, look at the position of the coffin bones. Hoof form DOES make a difference. Which means the TRIM makes a difference. Robust Frog Tight wall connection Small area of sole in front of frog Tight wall sole connection Coffin bone supported Thin weak frog Coffin bone unsupported Too long a toe is pulling away from the bone.

19 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming More unhealthy feet

20 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming More unhealthy feet

21 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming More unhealthy feet

22 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming More unhealthy feet

23 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Incorrect trimming has a devastating effect on the internal structures. These feet are from the same horse – left is hind, right is front. Hoof capsule has been removed. What happens inside is not always pretty.

24 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming As the previous images show, the inside of the foot takes a beating. Nagging at the foot and over-trimming delays and often prevents healing entirely. Its not all about the hoof capsule. The foot must be given time to heal internally.

25 Maureen Tierney – It is not necessary to know all the structures in the foot. But it is necessary to always keep in mind that everything WE do to the foot has consequences. We need to make sure we dont cause problems. The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Bottom Line

26 Maureen Tierney – The hoof is not static, it is DYNAMIC and can effect change in a very short amount of time, and in ways we would never imagine. The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming The hoof reacts to conditions – both external and internal

27 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Look at some of the changes that can occur in almost no time... Post trim 2/9/13 7 days later!

28 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming A very different foot with minimal trimming 9/6/12 10/4/12

29 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Angle reversal by leaving the heels alone and backing the toe. 11/7/12 12/11/12

30 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming A third bar... what? 1/6/13 3/6/13

31 Maureen Tierney – The fact is that the FOOT makes all positive change and effects all healing. Nature does the work, we only help by doing what the foot asks and needs. The hoof is not an inanimate object. It is not a block of wood, and what it does, it does for a reason. The hoof is capable of transforming itself very quickly - when allowed to do so. The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Bottom Line

32 There are only 4 steps There is no guesswork The trim is the same for all feet Its not about pretty Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming The HGM trim is very simple

33 Clean the foot and exfoliate dead sole Address the toe Address the heels and bars Bevel the foot Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming The Four Steps

34 Clean the foot and exfoliate any dead sole. Dead sole is sole that comes off easily. NEVER cut into the sole Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Step One

35 Address the Toe This is where reading the foot tells you exactly what to do. The sole ridge is the foot telling you where it wants the toe. Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Step Two

36 What does the toe have to say? Examine the following examples Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Addressing the Toe

37 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming This sole says to bevel the toe back. Yellow arrows point to sole ridge

38 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming This sole says to bevel the toe back. Yellow arrows point to sole ridge

39 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming This sole says no backing – just bevel No ridge means just bevel the toe wall.

40 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming This foot is saying, I dont need a trim.

41 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming The ridge – or lack of ridge – dictates where to trim. Honor the ridge by beveling to just in front of it No ridge – just bevel the wall. Listen to the foot

42 What do the heels and bars have to say? Examine the following examples Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Step Three...

43 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming The bars are hard and close to the sole. The bottom heel is at sole level. Since we always trim the heels to the same height above the sole, we can lower the higher heel to match the lower one. The bars say leave them alone. One heel wants to be trimmed.

44 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming These heels and bars say to leave them alone. The bars are self-trimmed and barely above the sole. The heels are even and less than 1/4 inch above the sole. Leave them alone.

45 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming The heels say leave them alone. The bars do not need trimming as they are not too high. We do not have to make the foot pretty. The bars COULD be trimmed very slightly, but it is not necessary.

46 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming These heels say to take them down to 1/4 inch above the sole, the bars need trimming – but should be left above the sole.

47 Bevel the foot. Whenever possible leave 1/8 inch or so of wall above the sole. In founder cases take it all the way down to the sole. Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Step Four

48 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming A nicely beveled foot

49 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming The results... Notice that the heels were not touched. Yet they are lower.

50 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming This is a foot still healing and improving – the next slide shows the lateral views. Nature at Work

51 Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Recovering from founder

52 One that simulates the action of the ground. One that stimulates healthy growth and healing of internal structures. One that keeps the horse comfortable and sound. One that LISTENS to the hoof. Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming What is a good trim?

53 One that tries to impose human ideas onto the foot. One that treats the hoof like a block of wood separate from the internal structures. One that causes the horse pain or keeps it ouchy. One that DOES NOT respect the hoof or nature. Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming What is a bad trim?

54 Less IS More Pretty isnt better – and it may delay progress Give the foot time to heal and change between trims LISTEN to the foot Maureen Tierney – The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Takeaway Message


Download ppt "Maureen Tierney – www.barefoottrimming.com The Hoof Guided Method Natural Barefoot Trimming Why do we trim? The Hoof Capsule vs The Foot Listen to the."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google