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.
Jan 8, 2021
Ross Keller, donkey and mule hoofcare instructor with ELPO (Equine Lameness and Prevention Organization), talks about how donkey feet and behavior differs from horses. He mentions ways we can best gain donkeys trust to safely and effectively trim them, as well as what landmarks and guidelines we can use to properly...