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Research Supports Physiological Trimming

Eighteen-month study suggests loading the palmar region of the hoof leads to beneficial reshaping of feet, additional support

Shoeing and trimming methods come largely from the experience of farriers, leaving plenty of room for debate about what works and what doesn’t. Meantime, researchers warn that there is actually very little scientific study to back any particular approach to hoof care.

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It's No Big Feat!

Farrier says trimming pony feet with an electric grinder is not that difficult and offers multiple benefits
Trimming pony feet is one of the hardest things for me as a farrier. A pony’s stature and uncertain attitude makes the work difficult. We’re both in a very uncomfortable and awkward position. Trimming the off-front leg agitates most ponies and usually starts a fight.
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Physiological Trimming Theory Is Working

While some aspects of this scientifically proven trimming method are not new, they’ve been forgotten or under-utilized by many hoof-care professionals maintains this researcher
More than 10 years of intensive research at Michigan State University has resulted in new recommendations for relief from navicular syndrome and other chronic foot ailments.
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