Section 3 The orthodox approach (lots of drugs, stall confinement, high heels, heartbar shoes) vs. the natural approach (mechanical--frequent trims, turnout and exercise to restore hoof mechanism--instead of drugs.) The dangers of over-doing drugs. Problems with bar shoes. Killing with kindness--overfeeding, under-exercising, over-medicating, shoeing, confinement. Although frequent (2x weekly) trims are cheap if you do them yourself, they can outperform approaches costing thousands of dollars. Photos of Sugar's progress. Self-cleaning benefits of having hoof mechanism and correct trimming.
Full-sized photo version of Section 3