Natural Hoof Care
All horses can go barefoot! That’s right! Your horse can thrive with natural hoof care. In fact your hoses will be healthier and perform better without shoes. Horse shoes only harm the hoof, weaken it and cause the hoof harm. They only cover up issues in the hoof that can be rectified and healed with time and proper natural hoof care. “What is natural hoof care”? In short NHC is the mimicking of the the natural wear patterns documented in wild horses of the US Great Basin. We then take these natural patterns and apply them to the individual horse and hoof in the care of a qualified NHC practitioner.
Paddock Paradise® is a ‘management or boarding concept’ based upon the lifestyles of the naturally healthy U.S. Great Basin wild horses. It was conceived as a way for horse owners to provide domestic equines with an environment that more closely resembles their natural habitat. Interestingly enough, zoos have been creating more natural habitats for their animals in captivity all over the world but it was not until Jaime Jackson published the book, Paddock Paradise: A Guide to Natural Horse Boarding, that the concept of providing horses with a similar enrichment environment was even discussed. Put simply Paddock Paradise is a revolutionary concept that improves the life of horses in all areas and environments.
Want to learn what a natural diet is? We can help you learn what things are good for horses and what is not. Unfortunately most if not all commercially available horse feed is full of ingredients that are unhealthy for horses and even cause conditions such as laminitis. But it is not just what you feed horses but also the method. It is important to keep in mind the biology and natural behavior of horses in regards to diet. There are many important concepts and principles that need to be applied to diet to keep horses healthy.
Our vital mission is to advance the humane care and management of domestic equines worldwide through the application of proven practices and principles based on the research and findings of wild, free roaming equines living naturally in the U.S. Great Basin as well as to advocate for the preservation of these wild, free-roaming horses living on U.S. public lands.
Learn more and get involved! Contact us for more information or a consult. Also be sure to visit the AANHCP (Association for the Advancement of Natural Horse Care Practices) and ISNHCP (Institute for the Study of Natural Hoof Care Practices).