That's it in a nutshell Marty. When you speak in absolutes, you're absolutely wrong.It's just a new twist on trimming.
That it is as someone finally put a name to just good plain sense trimming. And I'm pretty much sold on it because the theory just makes good sense. A lot of barefoot farriers have different mentors such as Pete Ramey, Gene etc. whose method includes the entire horse health which worked up here in a big way for my Sonny. But then there is that Strasser method out there which is just too scary for me, way too aggressive.
However, no matter which way you prefer the bottom line for me is that all farriers are not created equal and what works for one horse won't necessarily work for them all. Cases in point: I have two minis here that do not respond at all to my barefoot trimmer so she has had to modify/adjust to suit. So, here at my farm, we can't make a whole lot of blanket statements as each horse is an individual as well as each foot is different too.