Apr 9, 2021
Dr. Sara Malone of Rutgers University discusses her research findings on natural asymmetry in the horse hoof and distal limb. She also mentions possible correlations between shoeing, rest, and turn out on hoof health and conformation.
For more information, see: https://animalsciences.rutgers.edu/faculty/malone/
Mar 12, 2021
Dr. Lauren Schnabel discusses soft tissue injuries in the hoof
capsule and steps owners and hoofcare providers can take to help
with rehabilitation. This includes ways we can prevent these
injuries from occurring in the first place.
Also discussed in activities such as those in "Activate Your Horse's Core" by Hilary...
Feb 26, 2021
Nick and Ralitsa Hill have traveled the world and trimmed horses and other hooved animals in all kinds of environments. Here they talk about what factors seems to affect hoof health the most, and what considerations there are based on environment.
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Feb 12, 2021
Deborah Davies talks about how training, riding, saddle fit, and horse fitness affect soundness and even hoof wear patterns. She offers tips for telling whether your horse is struggling due to a training or riding imbalance, and gives exercises to find a neutral riding position as well as bodywork exercises for...
Jan 22, 2021
Derek Poupard discusses how he incorporates barefoot training for thoroughbreds at Goldolphin in Dubai as well as in Newmarket UK. He discusses the benefits he has seen while doing this, as well as alternative forms of protection including hoof casting and 3D printed pads to mimic the function of the bare hoof.