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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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