19 episodes

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
https://open.spotify.com/track/3M2UGK6F3Wa0mDIUlFkfWq?si=usCPsqbsRsiPlCLXLmtEiA

The Humble Hoof Alicia Harlov

    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

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
https://open.spotify.com/track/3M2UGK6F3Wa0mDIUlFkfWq?si=usCPsqbsRsiPlCLXLmtEiA

    Performance Horse Feet: An Interview with Shannon Peters Dressage

    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. 

    • 29 min
    Long Toe Woes: Perspectives on Navicular with Dr. Robert Bowker

    Long Toe Woes: Perspectives on Navicular with Dr. Robert Bowker

    In this episode, 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 online, and is continually studying more hooves around the world. 

    • 51 min
    Thrush: What's Hiding Underneath?: Sam Austin of Red Horse Products

    Thrush: What's Hiding Underneath?: Sam Austin of Red Horse Products

    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 hoof, elaborates on some research that has been done on white line disease, and what approaches might be best when looking to treat hoof infections. 

    • 38 min
    Case Study #1: DDFT Tears and Navicular Bone Damage

    Case Study #1: DDFT Tears and Navicular Bone Damage

    This episode is the lameness history and rehab strategies for my own personal gelding, Vinnie. A BLM Mustang, Vinnie has a history of navicular bone damage, bilateral front lameness, DDFT tears, as well as other pathology in the caudal hoof, and hock arthritis. In this episode, I speak with various farriers, veterinarians, and friends that have seen his rehab journey over the last six years. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Technology Devoted to the Horse: Monique Craig of EponaMind

    Technology Devoted to the Horse: Monique Craig of EponaMind

    In this episode, Monique Craig of EponaMind in Paso Robles, California talks about how Epona's MetronMind software has allowed them to watch for various trends in hoof radiographs. She discusses what they have come to look for when watching for mediolateral balance as well as HPA, and what we might consider as we approach the hoof and think about our trimming or therapeutic options such as the EponaShoe. 

    Also featured in the episode: John Machamer, Ann Ramsey, and Lenora Pritchard. 

    • 32 min
    Daisy Haven Farm Clinic Teaser

    Daisy Haven Farm Clinic Teaser

    This short teaser episode is a sneak peek into a five day clinic at Daisy Haven Farm with Daisy Bicking. In it, you'll hear clips from Daisy's clinic in November 2019. 

    • 17 min

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