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.Please check us out on Facebook, or at thehumblehoof.com.
Intro/Outro Song Credit: b song by San Holo
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, bodywork, nutrition, glue on shoes/boots, and Formahoof are discussed.
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Also in this episode, Tina Thomas, and Deb Davies.
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.
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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.
Also mentioned is navicular rehab, track systems, bodywork, and hoofcare based on movement and wear patterns.
Managing the Metabolic Horse
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.
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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.
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.