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The Humble Hoof is a podcast for both horse owners and equine professionals, offering discussions into various philosophies on the health of the hoof and soundness of your horse.

Each episode we will explore either a topic in regards to the hoof, such as laminitis or navicular, or focus on an interview with a professional in the hoofcare world- whether it's a farrier, trimmer, vet, bodyworker, etc. 

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Jul 29, 2020

In a continuation from last episode, Scott Cieslar of Mad Barn, Inc. talks about feeding the equine athlete, alfalfa and the hoof, and gut health and the hoof. How do we safely increase calories for hardworking horses? Do they need concentrates/grain? Is alfalfa safe for the metabolic horse? What does gut distress do to...

Jun 26, 2020

In this episode, Scott Cieslar of Mad Barn talks about various aspects of equine nutrition and how it can affect the hoof. Topics include iron overload, hay testing, supplement stability, trace mineral balancing, and more. 

This episode is "Part 1" with Scott Cieslar, stay tuned for Part 2! 

A special thank you to Mad...

May 27, 2020

In this episode, I speak with Shannon Peters, a dressage trainer who has taken horses through Grand Prix and PSG barefoot. Shannon talks about her motivation to take her upper level dressage horses barefoot and how she maintains sound, healthy performance feet. 

Also in this episode is her hoofcare provider,...

May 8, 2020

In episode 18 of The Humble Hoof, Dr. Robert Bowker talks about his research into the caudal hoof through decades of microscopic study and dissection. He delves into his ideas on trimming to improve the caudal hoof, and how long toes affect the internal anatomy. 

Dr. Bowker has many published studies available publicly...

Mar 30, 2020

In this episode, Sam Austin of Red Horse Products answers questions about what might cause thrush and white line disease in horses, and how we can safely treat it without affecting healthy tissue. Also in this episode, Joe Sexton, a microbiologist that has taken an interest in fungi and bacteria on the horse's...