RFDTV Episode #17 - Barefoot Trimming

September 14, 2012

Basic Hoof Mapping & Barefoot Trimming?


Full E.L.P.O. Barefoot Trimming Protocol

     Steve Foxworth of the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization demonstrates the Barefoot Trimming protocol as a preparation for taking the E.L.P.O. Barefoot Trimming Certification Exam.  You can download the E.L.P.O. Mapping, Trimming & Shoeing Protocol Sheets from their website by clicking HERE




Full E.L.P.O. Hoof Mapping Protocol - More Supporting Material




Quick Reference Guide Download


To download a Simple Quick Reference Guide for Evaluating A/P (front to back) Hoof Balance, Click on the Image to the LEFT.  The file is a 1.5MB .pdf 






Equine Lameness Prevention Organization "Widest Part of the Foot" Research


The Equine Lameness Prevention Organization has conducted a Radiograph Study in order to offer useful guidelines to hoof care professionals. This project discussed the protocol used to locate internal hoof structures by using external references.  Click on the image to the LEFT for a summary of the results.

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