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Consider ...The Whole Working Foot

Farrier takes issue with physiological trimming theory
A key to understanding how the equine foot functions is to first realize that the hoof was made to travel upon the earth from which the animal’s food source comes. The better the food source, the better the earth below it.
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When It Comes to Hooves, ‘Normal’ Isn't ‘Natural’

Dynamics of equine locomotion and the foot
The modern horse is the result of millions of years of evolution. These large herbivores evolved on the plains of Asia and eastern Europe as a gregarious, migratory prey animal. Our only modern parallel to how this species may have existed in the natural world is the zebra of the African savanna with its similar physiology and anatomy.
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