One of my favorite phrases "LFD...Lack of Farrier Disease" was coined by Dr. Neil Valk, DVM, Greeneville TN. He also is a bare hoof trimmer of high caliber. I had the pleasure of meeting Neil in person when I transferred a client over to him when she moved from NM. Here is a great example of what that is. This is the set-up trim on a pony mare suffereing from LFD. She walked off sound and has never taken a lame step since.
There are three parts that form a successful natural hoof care triad: Nutrition, exercise and mechanics. But when any one side of the triad is missing or compromised, the triad fails. Simple as that. I will discuss each one in detail in following blogs. The trimmer takes care of the mechanics, but without the horseowner taking a proactive role in the other two, it just won't give the horse a chance to meet its full potential.