Hoof Care for the Barefoot Horse – Ann Ramsey, BS, CERA, APF-I



To shoe or not to shoe – that is the question! Barefoot care can be a wonderful solution for many horses with benefits including reduced concussion, increased circulation to the foot, and more. But the decision to go barefoot must be carefully considered.

Is it the right solution for your horse? Do you know how to plan for the transition? How will you be able to tell if it’s working for your horse?

In this video course, Ann Ramsey BSCERAAPFI – founder of Equine-Rehab.com looks at what has become a hot topic of controversy. She explains how to care for barefoot horses, and examines the best practices for taking your horse barefoot should you decide to do so.

If you are an equine professional, a horse owner or someone who wants the best for yourself and your horse, this course is for you.

Through videos, downloadable materials, practical exercises, and a final quiz, this course will give you the tools you need to decide if going barefoot is an option for your horse, and if so, how to make the transition and care for your barefoot horse.


  • Explain why all horses need a hoof care plan
  • Discuss the key factors to consider when going barefoot
  • Recognize correct and incorrect landing and loading of your horse’s foot
  • Develop a plan for taking your horse barefoot
  • Monitor your horse’s transition to barefoot

If you score over 70% in the quiz at the end, you can download a free certificate and an electronic badge to share on your LinkedIn and social media profiles to show you have passed this course.