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The Humble Hoof
49 minutes | 20 days ago
The Connection Between Teeth and Hooves with Dr. Tomas Teskey
Dr. Tomas Teskey talks about how a horse's tooth balance can affect their movement, soundness, and even hoof wear. He discusses way to improve their tooth wear and the health of the horse in general. His book Insight to Equus is available at insighttoequus.com.
48 minutes | a month ago
Mismatched Feet: Natural Asymmetry in the Horse Hoof with Dr. Sara Malone
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/
30 minutes | 2 months ago
Healing Soft Tissue: Tips for Tendon and Ligament Repair with Dr. Lauren Schnabel
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 Clayton and Narelle Stubbs. For more information: https://cvm.ncsu.edu/directory/schnabel-lauren/
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Building A Strong Hoof: The Impact of Movement and Environment on Hoof Health with Nick Hill and Ralitsa Grancharova Hill
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. For more information, see: http://www.vandtequineservices.com/
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Balanced Rider, Balanced Hoof: Riding the Horse from the Inside Out with Deb Davies
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 your horse. For more info, see: www.equineselfexpression.com Use the code "podcastlisteners" for $5 off the basic groundwork manual in their online shop. Also in this episode: Diane Sept, judge, trainer and rider
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Innovative Racing: Barefoot Training, Hoof Casting, and 3D Printing with Derek Poupard
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. Also in this episode, thoroughbred trainer Mike DeKock.
44 minutes | 4 months ago
The Difference with Donkeys: Donkey Hoofcare and Behavior with Ross Keller
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 trim the donkey hoof. For more information, or to find a donkey hoofcare clinic through ELPO, visit www.lamenessprevention.org
68 minutes | 5 months ago
The Elephant in the Room: Trimming Elephant Feet with Mike McClure
Mike McClure, an exotic animal care consultant and elephant trimmer, talks in this episode about the similarities and differences between elephant feet and horse hooves. Just like with horses, conformation, movement and weight bearing all play a role in how they are trimmed. For more information on exotic animal care or elephant foot pathology, contact Mike directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
46 minutes | 5 months ago
It's All About Balance: Sure Foot Pads with Wendy Murdoch
Wendy Murdoch discusses her Sure Foot balance pads. She talks about proprioception, movement, and posture, and how horse owners and hoofcare providers can utilize balance pads during rehab. For more information see surefootequine.com
74 minutes | 6 months ago
Farrier Friendly: How To Support Your Horse To Stand Well for The Farrier with Kristin Thornberry
Kristin Thornberry talks about the various reasons why a horse might have trouble standing for their hoofcare appointments, and ways that owners and hoofcare providers can help the horse become more comfortable to make for a successful appointment. Also in this episode: Casey Sexton, Ruth De Gennaro, Jeff Newnham, Beth Lynn Lewis, and Lachlan Phillips.
52 minutes | 6 months ago
Evidence Based Podiatry: Yogi Sharp of The Equine Documentalist
Yogi Sharp talks about various studies that have affected the way he approaches his shoeing and hoofcare, as well as what owners can notice to see if their horse is moving in a good direction in regards to hoof health. Yogi also discusses what we should strive for in a healthy hoof. For more information, see The Equine Documentalist: https://www.theequinedocumentalist.com/
27 minutes | 7 months ago
Helping Club Feet: Christina Cline of The Essential Hoof Book
Christina Cline, co-author of The Essential Hoof Book, discusses ways hoofcare providers and owners can improve the comfort of, and in some cases the appearance of, club feet. Correct trimming, movement, and bodywork all influence high/low feet on horses. For more information: https://www.horseandriderbooks.com/product/ESHOBO.html
82 minutes | 7 months ago
Not All Laminitis Is Created Equal with Dr. Debra Taylor
Dr. Debra Taylor discusses the 3 causes of laminitis and the treatment approach for each, as well as when to escalate the treatment to the next level. She talks about the hardships of working with laminitic horses, and how to better support other professionals through these difficult cases. Dr. Taylor is available for consultations on cases, for a fee: email@example.com. For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/DrDebraTaylor/
33 minutes | 8 months ago
Looking Above the Hooves: Considering the Whole Horse in Hoofcare with Ida Hammer
Ida Hammer talks about various factors that affects a horse's movement, biomechanics, and health of the hoof. She expands on tools she uses to allow a horse to grow the healthiest hoof possible and move soundly. Trim adaptations, nutrition, glue on shoes/boots, and Formahoof are discussed, as well as bodywork, and she expands on her certification program. To learn more about Ida's program, see here: https://mackinawdells2.com/index.html Also in this episode, Tina Thomas (hoofcare provider) and Deb Davies (international rider/trainer/osteopath). https://supportingthehorseandrider.com/
39 minutes | 8 months ago
Rehabbing Lameness At Home: Ann Ramsey, Equine Rehabilitation Specialist
Ann Ramsey, an equine rehabilitation specialist based in California, talks about how to approach rehabbing your horse in situations where a stay at a veterinary hospital isn't feasible. She talks about how to build a team to support both you and your equine, as well as things to watch for and how to gauge progress. For more info on Ann, see: http://www.equine-rehab.com/
58 minutes | 9 months ago
Dynamic Balance: Rehabbing Lameness Through Movement with Krista Jones and Steven Leigh
Krista Jones, ESMT and owner of From The Ground Up rehab, and Steven Leigh, hoofcare practitioner, talk about how proper AND improper movement affects soft tissue, muscling, and hooves. Krista and Steven mention things to look for to assess your horse's movement as well as ways to ensure your horse is on the correct path to soundness. Also mentioned is navicular rehabilitation, track systems, bodywork, and hoofcare decisions based on movement and wear patterns. For more information, see: https://www.fromthegrounduprehab.com/ http://www.natureswaynhc.co.uk/ https://www.aanhcp.net/pages/welcome-to-paddock-paradise
50 minutes | 9 months ago
Managing the Metabolic Horse: Dr. Jaini Clougher and Dr. Kathleen Gustafson of ECIR
Dr. Jaini Clougher, veterinarian, and Dr. Kathleen Gustafson, ECIR director and research advisor, talk about diagnosis and treatment of PPID (Cushing's) and IR/EMS horses, as well as rehabbing metabolic related laminitis. Both have been involved with the ECIR online forum, offering free advice for horse owners dealing with a metabolic and/or laminitic horse. For more information, see: ecirhorse.org ecir.groups.io/g/main thehumblehoof.com
44 minutes | 9 months ago
Mad About Forage: Feeding the Equine Athlete and more
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 the feet? These questions are explored in part two with Scott! Also in this episode: Kayleigh Tansey, Danna-Lea Swanson, Hannah Croteau, and Maia Chaput.
41 minutes | a year ago
Mad About Hooves: A Peek at Equine Nutrition with Scott Cieslar
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 Barn for sponsoring this episode. Use code "thehumblehoof" to receive 5% off your next order at madbarn.com.
29 minutes | a year ago
Performance Horse Feet: An Interview with Shannon Peters Dressage
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, Sossity Garguilo.
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