The ISNHCP training program is the industry leader in providing the most natural training possible for domesticated horses. The Program is a comprehensive, academic, hands-on, and career-oriented introductory course to Natural Hoof Care (NHC). The natural trim is taught within the context of the Four Pillars of NHC. These pillars are the foundations of natural care based on the wild horse model. They include natural boarding, natural horsemanship, a reasonably natural diet, and the natural trim.
Many ask, what exactly is a "natural trim? And why do this for horses?"
The natural trim is a proven humane, barefoot trimming method that mimics the natural wear patterns of wild, free-roaming horses (aka, the “mustang”) of the U.S. Great Basin. The natural trim “triggers” natural growth patterns just like we see in the healthy, sound hooves of wild horses.
Why do we do this? Because the wild horse model not only makes for healthy hooves, it is what nature intends for all horses, regardless of their breed, age, sex, and equestrian discipline.
The Natural Trim is a humane barefoot trim method that mimics the natural wear patterns of wild horse feet exemplified by wild, free-roaming horses of the U.S. Great Basin.
Natural Hoof Care (NHC) is the holistic approach to hoof care based on the wild horse model, including natural boarding, natural horsemanship, a reasonably natural diet, and the natural trim itself. Check out the Pillars of NHC for more information.
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Below are links to some videos on YouTube of an interview featuring Jaime Jackson, great especially for horse owners who are new to NHC and want to learn more.