I am not interested in repetition, so I will point you to:
for an understanding of the barefoot movement and all of the wonderful people who have been hard at work developing the best hoof care possible for the domesticated equine. Start here for a general, "non-denominational" source for barefoot trimming approaches, history, rationale, data, development, historical leaders, accreditation programs, success stories and just plain fun.
More links and articles:
There has been some wonderful "trickle up" research performed by vets recently......check it out!
my favorite part of the talk is the distancing we need to have from the concept of a forced colinearity between the anterior hoof wall and P3......
Another way to measure heel position and the response of the hoof to an excellent natural trim....sounds familar, doesn't it :)? :
- Australian Veterinary Journal Date: August 1, 2011 Bowker and Clayton at MSU team up in this one....
two useful definitions:
healthy biomechanics : maximum access to and use of aligned and integrated body systems only displaying tension, or use of discrete body material, specific to the physical task at hand
effective learning theory : behavioral learning theory, like operant and classical conditioning and habituation, in concert with cognitive science, or understanding and implementation of mind, memory and mental framework, like constructivism or cognitivism, and ethics