Modern Hoofcare made simple for horse owners
No single method or 'Guru' except soundness
Step by Step learning to trim your own horse
Supportive, safe, successful and secure
The horse owners hoofcare nightmare
"I remember struggling to find quality barefoot hoofcare that didn't lame my horse, or treat my horse less seriously because I chose to not apply metal shoes.."
Have you ever hired a hoofcare professional, and questioned their work?
You are not crazy. You have a right to question the team who are tasked with your horses welfare and soundness. If you do not know an answer, they should. If they don't have answers, maybe you should learn them yourself.
So you have decided to trim your horses yourself.
You begin researching teachers and schools. Hundreds of choices. You feel overwhelmed. Everyone has a method. Which method should you take? Some options are cheap, some are expensive. How to discern the difference?
You need information, support, and a chance to build your confidence with your horses hooves. You do not need a Hoof Cult, another weird controlling community, or fear based teachings
Lockie is just like you. No method is represented here. Just a mixture of different approaches that is always in development and improvement. The Online Course and Coaching Program on offer here gets results. No drama. No hostility. Just clear education, reliable support and intuitive study programs.
Welcome to Hoof based Courses and Coaching programs where the focus is on teaching you how to build a sounder, healthier, stronger barefoot hoof.
Trimming is only 20% of the picture
So learning to trim is a GREAT start.
But we must have the diet, the digestion, pathology, lifestyle, environment and genetics of the horse all taken into careful consideration, in order to allow a horse to succeed barefoot.
That is why I created BAREFOOT BASICS. An online course with comprehensive information presented in simple layman's terms of all the elements needed to succeed barefoot with your horse
The main reason that barefoot horses fail, is because people are not aware of all the elements which must be in place for the hoof to succeed.
No hoof no horse? An outdated philosophy.
We now know, NO HORSE NO HOOF to be the way forward!
The hoof is a bio-sensory organ of specific physiological, biological and environmental needs. The hoof evolved to exploit a very specific evolutionary niche. This involved specific environments, specific diet, and specific use/lifestyle.
The modern horse is biologically identical to its ancient ancestors. Science has proven, that even the most well bred Thoroughbred, or intensively selected Warmblood, or ultra-specific breed, is still in its DNA biologically the same as its wild ancestors. We have not 'bred the hoof out' of the horse.
If specific horses of specific disciplines, locations and equestrian cultures tend to display a lot of problems with their hooves this is not the horses fault but the humans intervention on the horse in a way which is inappropriate for the horse as a species.
One Example: racehorses often get a bad rap for having bad feet genetically. This is fundamentally false. Hard galloping with long period of box rest on one and two year olds has been proven to be the source of hoof deformations, weakness and pathology in racehorses and former racehorses.
Most horse keeping environments and practises are anathema to hoof health.
Begin your Hoofcare Journey Today
Sign up for BAREFOOT BASICS
Six hours of self-paced study to give you the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to make a safe and successful start
Build new Hoofcare Skills
Very soon you will find yourself managing a very pleasing trim, and enjoying a more comfortable, sound horse too.
"I tried taking my horses shoes off. It didn't work. They were so uncomfortable, so I put the shoes back on"
I don't know all the answers. But I compiled this short tutorial about WHY your horse is perhaps continually failing without iron peripheral loading devices.