If you are interested in learning how to easily trim a horse, I now have a revised version of my Trimming 101 e-book available.
There has been a lot of detailed pictures added to help you create a clear understanding on how to properly trim.
This e-book also includes 23 QuickTime video clips that are available online so you have a visual of all the steps it takes to do a good trim.
Here is a section of the book that explains how to trim the bars:
The bars are insensitive so you can start by trimming down the bars to be level with sole. This also opens the pathway for the nippers to be used at the appropriate depth on the hoof wall.
Once cut, the angle of the bars will be the same as the angle of the frog.
This book is designed to help horse owners learn the complete trimming process from beginning to end. By being able to trim your horse's feet you will save money on farrier work and will have the satisfaction of knowing that your horse's hooves are properly cared for. By maintaining your horse's feet on a regular basis you will continue to preserve their soundness, which enhances the overall health of your horse.
This e-book is available at www.equinebliss.com/products.htm