Equine rehabilitation and barefoot performance on Exmoor
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Rockley is a small hill farm in the Exmoor National Park (southwest England) owned and run by Nic Barker and Andy Willis. We have ridden, hunted and competed our own horses barefoot for many years and we specialise in rehabilitation livery for horses with hoof-related lameness.
You will also find articles on hoof health, foot balance, trimming, feeding and management as well as information on barefoot performance and events. There are plenty of photos and videos and the blog is updated several times a week.
Most of the horses who come to us have had a diagnosis of DDFT, collateral ligament or navicular bone injuries, usually (but not always) following an MRI.
We work with the horse to improve their hoof health and soundness and are proud of our success rate, with over 80% of horses returning to the same level of work as before they went lame. Most of these horses are still in work many years after their original diagnosis.
There is more about rehabilitation here.