What people are saying
about the new Softouch Natural Hoof Care DVD
Just a note to let you know I like your DVD and it helped with positions to take when trimming.  I have done both my horses and their feet look really great and it was easy and quick.  I plan on touching up every couple of weeks.

Marion Youngs
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that I watched your new DVD this morning.  What a wonderful job you guys did putting it together. It's certainly one of the best natural trimming DVDs out there.  I also bought the switch converter for my Cummins grinder.  AWESOME!  Since I started trimming professionally about 1 1/2 years ago, it's takin' a toll on my hands.  I had Carpal Tunnel Release surgery this summer and have been wondering if I was going to be able to continue trimming clients horses.  I love helping the horses and the people who want to help their horses, and mules (we're mule owners :>) 

Anyway, Mike Mott who use to teach abrasive trimming at the Oregon School of Natural Hoof Care, lives in my area and a couple of weeks ago he showed me how to use the grinder.  Afterwards, he'd mentioned your DVD to me and said I should see it.  Low and behold, I also found that nifty switch converter too and ordered both.  Today, I trimmed my friends two horses with the grinder and have found a new love in my life.  My hands don't hurt after trimming today :>)

Thank you so much for your well thought out, clear video, clear audio, very easy to understand DVD. 

God Bless,

Barb Taylor
Nature's Hoof - Barefoot & Balanced

"Hi Phil, I really enjoyed you new DVD! It's nicely done.
You can actually see what you're doing (not the case in some other trimming tapes),
and you explain it in a simple, easy to understand way.
The safety tips are also very good - there's a few things people inexperienced
with power tools might not have thought of

I trim eight hoses and have started doing a few select friends' horses and this
technique really looks like a time and back saver."


Hi Phil,

I finally had time to sit down and watch the new DVD, and it was excellent! It has clear, straightforward instructions and helpful
hints for using the grinder and how to introduce it to my horses, as well as addressing basic hoof anatomy and wholistic horse care to
maximize healthy hooves. WELL DONE! I am going to recommend it to anyone interested in learning to trim barefoot.
After watching it, I feel confident that I can (and will) trim my horses' feet from now on. Thanks again for putting together such a clear, easy to understand guide to hoof trimming with a grinder!
I'll send photos of the finished hooves soon.


Hi Phil,

I watched your DVD just now...

I'm real pleased to hear you advocating 30 degree hairline slopes, low heels, and ground-parallel coffin bones!

Although it is a bit long, it's well done.  Covers a lot of good stuff.  Shows technique with the angle grinder well.

Gretchen Fathauer (moderator naturalhorsetrim Yahoo Group)

Hi Phil.
When I got home from work yesterday, much to my delight your new DVD was in my mail box.  I watched it all last night before I went to bed, then got up early this morning and watched about half of it again.  This DVD is excellent!  I really like how you have organized things, and how you go step by step through things.  It is really good with your captions and summaries which you put on the screen to summarize what you have shown.  This DVD pretty much answered the questions I still had in my mind. 
I have done a lot of reading and studying on the barefoot trim over the past couple of years.  I have Jamie Jackson's HOG book, his trimming video, Pete Ramey's trimming book, a video from LaPierre on the natural trim, your original DVD, I went to one of your clinics, plus I have read every article on the internet I can find.  With all of these, I have still had a few questions, and have not quite been ready to jump into doing the actual trim.  However, after going over your new DVD, I am ready to give it a try. 
I Again, I am very impressed with your new DVD.  It is very informative and puts the main points across in such a way that makes a lot of sense.  It is the best video or DVD that I have ever seen on the topic of how to do the barefoot trim.  I was very pleased with it.  You out did yourself on this one, it is an excellent piece of work, the best I have seen on the topic!!!!   Thanks for your efforts in putting this together, it is the missing piece of the puzzle that I have been looking for.
Phil - just wanted to let you know I finally got to watch your DVD - it is GREAT!  
Very helpful - thank you so much for doing this.
Kathy Clemens
Bar J3 Ranch
Winona Idaho
Just wanted to say that I got my video today and this is totally too cool! I can't wait for the farrier to see it. This is going to be an excellent way to help out a horse that can only stand on three legs for a short period. Thanks alot!"

"...we got the Abrasive Hoof Trimming DVD and are very pleased."

"I found time to spend with the DVD and it's great!
It really helps. I can see now the angles of the disk
in relationship to the hoof. That is what had me the
most concerned. You did a fabulous job!
Thanks again."

"I got the DVD Saturday and my wife and I watched it
together. Very helpful, mainly in confirming what I thought
I had already figured out from my first two attempts.
(BTW, horse reaction was a total non-issue. So far, it seems
to me the horses tolerate the grinder better than the
rasp and knife). I'm sold


"Received my copy yesterday and skipped dinner to watch it :-)
Excellent!! Thank you, Phil, for such good clear illustrations
of how to correctly use the grinder (especially the reminder to pay attention
to the areas you're not supposed to be grinding!)
I'm actually going out to trim a bit again today... just for fun!
You couldn't have PAID me to say that a month ago!"

Cada (and Willowby and Sam, who apparently think
this is a good sport, too!)

"Yippee - just came from the mail box & there it was!
I already had a view of it & just know that I can do this.
I have a pretty good handle on what needs to be done to a hoof
needing a trim & could even see it on the hooves before
& agreed w/ the after. This is gonna be too cool &
save me a bunch of $$ long term, for sure. Thanks so much
for making this clinic on film available to the public.
Now, I will have to review it again & listen better
for the tips scattered about throughout the
individual hooves."

Debbie in GA
"Phil, I am thrilled with the DVD.
Thank you so much for producing it!"
"Thanks for the quick shipping - looked over it this morning.
This is a tool I believe will be helpful with practice."


"Hi Phil, I just wanted to say thank you for the DVD. I was
very surprised at how fast I got it and I enjoyed watching
it and learning the technique very much.
Thank you again."