The well-balanced hoof knife has a comfortable, ergonomically designed handle. The blade exits in line with the lower part of the handle, allowing pinpoint accuracy while trimming the sole. The hook has a smaller radius, making it easier to trim between the frog and the bar. The small hook also makes it easier to form smaller holes in the hoof when removing abscesses. The blade is made of the most suitable knife steel, and it is hardened and tempered for high performance and durability.
My horse doesn't want me to take them off her!
Barefoot is not so common in the UK as in North America (people just seem to overlook the evidence when it's in front of their eyes)...; ours are the only barefoot horses in our yard of 80 horses, and tho' everyone says how well they look and how well they go, no-one seems to want to give it a go for their own horses. What's really great from our viewpoint is Cavallo's committment to barefoot as well. Most other companies that manufacture boots seem to regard them as a short term solution for when a horse is injured or when a shoe gets lost. Your Barefoot Trim Manual is really good and Simple Boots work brilliantly for both our horses in all conditions, and are a fantastic addition to our tack.
Bern & Nichola Easterford (riding iolo and Autumn), United Kingdom