The Australian Equine Barefoot Movement (AEBM)

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Welcome to the website of the Australian Equine Barefoot Movement (AEBM).

Overseas, the "Barefoot Hoof Movement" is revolutionising the lives of domestic horses and their owners. And now it has reached the shores of Australia. The AEBM is a non-profit interest group with a Mission Statement to help develop and promote the enormous health and welfare benefits of barefoot, natural lifestyle with particular interest paid to hoof care. The focus of our group is to offer a friendly and positive support service for like-minded horse owners, to gather information and data to help you make the "barefoot" transition, and to cultivate a network of professional contacts who can also assist you. We also have a strong commitment to educating all Australian horse owners.

Pleasure riding, eventing, dressage, western, driving, racing …whatever you do with your horses, you can do it barefoot. And naturally-living, properly-trimmed barefoot horses are happier, longer-lived horses who are rarely troubled by the debilitating lamenesses and other illnesses that are sadly so common in shod horses.

You might have seen people out and about riding bare-hoofed horses and not having to worry about losing that shoe just before the big ride or show.

You might have had a health issue with your equine friend and had the traditional methods of treatment not live up to your expectations or even fail completely. Or, like me, you may have met someone with barefoot horses and had your interest piqued.

Whatever the reason, you have come to the right place to get some great information about barefooting your horse.

We hope you find this site informative and helpful. Drop us a line on the contact link and let us know how we are doing.

Meanwhile, happy barefooting!


Want to keep up with all the Barefoot news? The AEBM highly recommends subscribing to The Horse's Hoof magazine.