ABC HoofPrint Trim

The easiest and most proficient trimming method available.
Presented by Cheryl Henderson

The following are some  testimonials received after attending my clinic or buying my book and following the ABC HoofPrint Method of hoof trimming.   Click on the following link from many who have seen the differences.  Testimonials

 

Re: [ABC-barefoot-hoofcare Cheryl

 

Thanks heaps for the reply & collage. Even though the hooves were looking better, I was beginning to lose confidence because of the persistant soft areas at the peachy colored areas at each trim and hitting blood at most trims. The horse has been lame through this whole ordeal. When I started, there was typical contraction and thrush. I can't say thank you enough for all you have taught me through this website and your book on trimming. This method can really rehabilitate hooves!

I am still unclear as to what is causing the softness in the peachy areas of the hoof. Is that from undeveloped or smashed sole that has been covered by bar for so long? This is an 8 year old horse and this rehab started a matter of months ago. Thanks so much for all of your help. Elly

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Hi Cheryl,

I have read your ABC trim book about three times now and reviewing the section on the bars again. It has helped me in my trimming tremendously. Thanks so much.

Living in a remote area in Alaska has opened the doors for me to do my own trimming and now I am also trimming a few freinds horse. It has become so fascinating to me. My older horse that I adopted several years ago had severely neglected feet and damage from foundering in one front hoof. I have just about got all the cracks grown out now and the heel is a more normal shape but there is still a lot of laminar wedge in the toe. Also I could not seem to get a good angle on the foot because I was already down to the sole at the quarters. I am thinking now that it is overgrown bars where the sole has built up behind them. I will send some pics.

Anyway I would like to sign up for the certification course Sept 2-8. I was hesitant at first because I am 53 years old and just thought it was a little crazy for me to do this at my age. But I have come to my senses and realize it is something I must do for myself, my horses, and the rest of the horses in Kodiak that are in need of proper hoof care.

Regards,

Deborah

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Hi Cheryl, just wanted to thank you again for the work you did in Houston. I have 2 horses that were "permanently lame had to have shoes" who are working better than they ever have.

And when my new TB came in, and his former owner said he had to go in shoes or he would be lame, I smiled politely and barefooted him anyway - we are close to three "can'ts" turning into cans!

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Leaning how to see the problems that plague the hoof ie: bar and imbalance and reading the capsule walls tubules to help us..this is so empowering to be able to give them back comfort. My friend this week stopped the vet coming to put down a horse in a barn... they decided to give Laura a chance...and the horse is moving and the owner is thrilled!!!

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So great to hear. My son did his science fair project on trimming, using your book as reference and won.

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Hi, this is a note for Cheryl. I received your manual super fast and have spent all my free time digesting the contents and practising with using the gauges and ring.
I found it all absolutley fascinating and have been looking back through all the photos of Mari that I have taken along this barefoot journey. All the tell tale signs that I never knew about, stress lines and colour change were all there, WOW!
Did another trim using these new criteria yesterday, and feeling much more empowered by the whole process. So many many thanks for the insight. I know I still have a whole lot to learn and tweeking to do, but i'm feeling more confident at reading the hoof.
GREAT STUFF!

Denise

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I have been a lurker for some months now. I took Cheryl's clinic in Moosejaw in
July last year. It was the best clinic I have ever attended! I have been self
taught for the last 8 years following Pete Ramey and Jamie Jackson's methods but
was stuck with a road block on how far I could get horses. Not anymore!!!

I live in Waldron SK, we raise quarter horses and meat goats. We have 22 horses,
60 goats, 5 dogs (3 border collies and 2 LGD) 6 barn cats and some laying hens!
whew!!!

Anyway I started a folder for Rosie, who had sever multiple abscessing and has
detached her sole and capsule in result.. Rosie is 30 this year. I will add to
her folder with each trim. She is now up and walking quite well on this foot.
There is not enough wall attachment for a boot to fit comfortably so she wears a
diaper/duct tape, with a slipper and yoga pads cut up 4 thick for comfort and
protection against our hard frozen ground. His folder is names "Rosie"

Nice to meet everyone! Tara

I just got back from the certification course last night, and couldn't wait to
work on my own problem horses today (both post-founder). My big red mare has
been sore lately on both fronts and was even more sore when I got back. The
mini has been a chronic toe-walker.

Now, with my new "hunter eyes," I was clearly able to see the problems. As I
trimmed her feet, I saw that she had suspicious dark areas on the sole in the
lateral pillar area on both fronts. If I had not just come back from seeing
what lies beneath the surface of those suspect areas during the cadaver trimming
and dissections, I would never in a million years considered doing what I
actually did. I scraped a little of the sole off and found deep pockets of
fungus underneath. I carefully removed the rot, then did a White Lightning
treatment. She is already walking much better. Fortunately, the rot seems to
be confined to those areas with possibly a little on the frog.

With the mini, the soles seem okay and the fungus confined to the frogs.

Thank you Cheryl and Nancy for a phenomenal experience. Cherokee and Pegasus
thank you, also.

Anne

p.s. I was relieved to find little or no hidden bar on either horse. I am
quickly adapting to my bar-trimming technique.

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