Dr Hiltrud Strasser, DVM, Ph.D. For nearly three decades, Dr. Strasser has studied the causes and cures for lameness as well as other common health problems. Hiltrud Strasser. likes · 1 talking about this. Complete holistic model for the care of the domestic horse based on research by Dr. vet. med. Strasser. Hiltrud Strasser Dr. Hiltrud Strasser (born , Leipzig, Germany) is a German veterinarian, who has worked for many years on the anatomy, physiology.

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It was debated whether or not the hoof naturally expanded on loading, what form that deformation took and whether or not it should be encouraged.

Strasser, “that the damage being done to the horse’s health and psyche by this utterly unnatural, harmful lifestyle is not the result of ill will toward the horse. Also required for a successful transition to high-performance barefootedness is the overall health of the horse and correct, natural living conditions in terms of its biological requirements.

Her courses also concern the holistic care and rehabilitation of horses. Plaster casts of hooves showing before and after shoeing are evidence that the hooves go through much detrimental change when shod, even when done ‘correctly’ according to farriery standards. As often happens with the pioneers who find that something other than the conventional really works better and therefore utilize it, Dr.

Her book offers as evidence a thermograph of a horse showing essentially no heat from a leg with a shoe on it while the rest of the horse shows normal body temperature. Hipposandal topic A hipposandal on display at the Musee d’Ermont, France Schematics of the hipposandal Hipposandal, on display at Vidy Roman Museum The Hipposandal Latin soleae ferreae [1] is a device that protected the hoof of a horse.

Dr Strasser is internationally recognized for her persistent struggle towards natural horse care, barefoot trimming and equine health considerations. She has also co-authored a recent book with Robert Cookcovering bitting injuries and other problems associated with horses’ bits.

The hooves of barefoot horses are trimmed with special consideration to a barefoot lifestyle. Strasser’s says in her text that after beginning the Strasser trim: A franchise is not just a specific method, but a method that requires adherence- control to protect the brand name. Aside from her profession, Dr. Although the points she makes are thought-provoking, until they can be backed up with evidence, they won’t stick.


Her campaign for the education of new horse owners and hoof care students expands as she continues her travels across the world. Advantages and Disadvantages of Shoeing.

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Unless and until repeatable evidence of the safety and benefits of the hiltrus rather than just testimonials is demonstrated by the proponents it seems that the parts of the method that differ from currently accepted practices are far too risky to recommend-particularly when done by anyone with less than 4 years of experience in the method.

Each hoof is a heart-supporting circulatory pump, as well as having the functions of protection of its inner parts, shock absorption, traction, and secure footing. Horse rescued by a protection group while he was starving. The debate intensified and extended throughout North America and Europe over the next century, particularly regarding the use of the horse during war, the use of horses as working straasser on city st After a shoe is atrasser, the hoof, which is usually deformed to some degree, goes through many changes in the healing and restoration process.

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Member feedback about Hipposandal: If there are any questions about the legality of Dr. Although he found more expansion than the other researchers, it was minimal. Though it may be used as a crutch, to palliate, and to cover up symptoms, it does not correct the problem.

Strasser, “the biggest argument for shoeing is that it does away with the biological limitations of the horse. The slightly exaggerated references to the still commonly practiced, hardly effective treatment methods in the area of the hoof, with the result that the animals in question are prematurely bound for slaughter, are in the hkltrud of this court not unprofessional, since they do not contradict the truth, and therefore strasswr be presented in a somewhat more pointed manner, without degrading the veterinary colleagues and their methods Strasser has focused owner attention to hooves in a big way.

Debates about the welfare and abuse of horses are recent. Only two books have been translated into English. Hoof health and soundness involve more than just trimming; proper overall management and proper hoof trimming go hand in hand.

I have corresponded at length with more than a dozen proponents. Lungwitz’s experiments published in became the most persuasive.


I will try to address the more important points by category. Hiltrud Strasser and Sabine Kells for their valuable assistance in preparing this series of articles. The barefoot horse movement advocates a generalized use of barefoot horses, both in non-competitive and competitive riding, often coupled with a more natural approach to horse care.

Using her research, she has developed a complete model for the care of the domestic horse.

In contrast, pure education is open-ended-they teach you how to learn and you keep on learning. Natural Horse Magazine thanks Dr. Returning the hooves to their natural form and health is a process, and it may take weeks, months, or years, depending on the severity of the pre-existing damages. List of members of the 18th Bundestag topic This is a list of members of the 18th Bundestag — the parliament of Germany, whose members were in office from 22 September until 24 October hiltrue Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

I make no promise to always eat BK three times a day forever. A cross-under bitless bridle A bitless bridle is a general term describing a wide range of headgear for hiltrhd or other animals that controls the animal without using a bit.

A franchise will yank the franchise if you don’t follow their method-Strasser will yank the strqsser if you don’t follow her method: Probably most problems horses have from vices to lameness can be prevented or cured with sufficient turnout in a proper environment.

Hiltrud Strasser bornLeipzigGermany is xtrasser German veterinarianwho has worked for many years on the anatomyphysiologypathology and rehabilitation of horses ‘ feet. I am a farrier and am always interested in learning more. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. When the hoof hits the ground and bears weight, the hoof capsule changes – the walls naturally move apart and the sole adjusts from concave to flat.

Hiltrud Strasser bornLeipzigGermany is a German veterinarianwho has worked for many years on the anatomyphysiologypathology and rehabilitation of horses ‘ feet.