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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 Sa ...
 
From our research farm to your barn, welcome to The Horse Nutrition Podcast with Purina’s team of PhD equine nutritionists. From foals to seniors and everything in-between, we’ll take you on a journey through all stages of your horse’s life. You’ll come away with advice and knowledge on how best to feed your equine companion to unlock their greatest potential.
 
Welcome to Tiny Horse Talk, featuring conversations about ponies and miniature horses. You’ll find information and education in each episode, along with a little dash of fun! Join host Patricia Milligan of Fox Lea Farm Mini Equine Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping the littlest horses find their way home, as we dive into the world of our smallest equine friends. You'll also hear from EQUUS Film & Arts Fest Director Lisa Diersen and Producer Julianne Neal from time to time with tidb ...
 
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Diane Sept, rider, trainer, judge, and lover of smooth gaited horses, talks about various gaited breeds and considerations for their feet. She chats about her affinity for Tennessee Walking Horses, and the effect the show packages used on them have on their hooves and bodies. Mentioned are a variety of gaited breeds, including Missouri Foxtrotters,…
 
Dr. Stephen O'Grady discusses hoof changes seen when transitioning horses to barefoot. He discusses his approach to trimming, casting, and barefoot transition. Also discussed are performances horses currently showing successfully barefoot. For more information on the clinic mentioned in the beginning of the episode, see thehumblehoof.com/shop. For …
 
Tinia Creamer and Suzanna Johnson talk about some of the biggest hoof issues they see in surrendered and seized horses that come into Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue. They discuss issues such as neglect ("Lack of Farrier" Disease), laminitis, nutrition, grazing safety, and the positive aspects of adopting through a rescue. For more info, see: HoP Eq…
 
Deanna Preis talks about how proper riding and training can influence soundness and hoof health in both a positive or negative way. She also discusses resources such as Straightness Training and her own farm, ShadeTree Stables, to help assess whether your horse is moving properly or not. For more info, see www.facebook.com/ShadeTreeStables/…
 
Welcome to Tiny Horse Talk, featuring conversations about ponies and miniature horses. You’ll find information and education in each episode, along with a little dash of fun! Join host Patricia Milligan of Fox Lea Farm Mini Equine Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping the littlest horses find their way home, as we dive into the world of our …
 
Dr. Alicia Nolfi discusses laminitis treatment and the reasoning behind various treatments that are used for laminitic horses. She also talks about the importance of taking note of hoof health and laminae health as part of preventive care for the horse, and not simply reacting in triage. Dr. Nolfi discusses radiographs, venograms, mechanics, and th…
 
Welcome to Tiny Horse Talk, featuring conversations about ponies and miniature horses. You’ll find information and education in each episode, along with a little dash of fun! Join host Patricia Milligan of Fox Lea Farm Mini Equine Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping the littlest horses find their way home, as we dive into the world of our …
 
PHCP mentors and board members Leslie Carrig, Jeannean Mercuri, Christina Krueger, and Maia Chaput chat about various topics in hoofcare education. The discussion starts with ways owners can feel empowered in choosing a hoofcare provider they feel comfortable with, and continues to various education opportunities and the benefits of being in a hoof…
 
Welcome to Tiny Horse Talk, featuring conversations about ponies and miniature horses. You’ll find information and education in each episode, along with a little dash of fun! Join host Patricia Milligan of Fox Lea Farm Mini Equine Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping the littlest horses find their way home, as we dive into the world of our …
 
Jec Ballou, host of "Best Horse Practices" podcast and author of the "101 Exercises.." books, discusses potential clues that a horse in training might be struggling with sore feet. She discusses both behavioral issues and improper muscle development that might stem from hidden lameness. We also talk about exercises to work through body compensation…
 
Welcome to Tiny Horse Talk, featuring conversations about ponies and miniature horses. You’ll find information and education in each episode, along with a little dash of fun! Join host Patricia Milligan of Fox Lea Farm Mini Equine Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping the littlest horses find their way home, as we dive into the world of our …
 
Sara Hunt, PHCP member and hoofcare provider, talks about hoof boots and how to decide on the right boot for your horse. Also discussed is fitting issues with "wonky" feet, how to assess the best fit, and riding boots versus therapy boots. Stay tuned for another episode on tips and tricks with fitting hoof boots to come! To contact Sara for help wi…
 
Welcome to Tiny Horse Talk, featuring conversations about ponies and miniature horses. You’ll find information and education in each episode, along with a little dash of fun! Join host Patricia Milligan of Fox Lea Farm Mini Equine Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping the littlest horses find their way home, as we dive into the world of our …
 
Dr. Sara Cook of Black Brook Veterinary Services talks about hoof injuries and acute lameness. In this discussion, she mentions when to call the vet and what can be dealt with at home by the owner. We also take a side track into laminitis, and what the owner can do when dealing with a laminitic horse. For more info, see: www.blackbrookvet.com…
 
Welcome to Tiny Horse Talk, featuring conversations about ponies and miniature horses. You’ll find information and education in each episode, along with a little dash of fun! Join host Patricia Milligan of Fox Lea Farm Mini Equine Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping the littlest horses find their way home, as we dive into the world of our …
 
Bethan Summers talks about her journey into opening a rehab livery yard boarding facility, and how track systems have benefitted the horses that she has taken in. She also discusses the various kinds of cases she has seen rehabilitated with a track system lifestyle. For more information, see: www.facebook.com/gawsworthtracklivery…
 
I chat with Brian Mullins of Mullins Farrier Podcast, Dr. Simon Curtis of The Hoof of the Horse podcast, and Daniel Bennett of Lockdown Farriery podcast about ways we can keep hoofcare providers safe during appointments, which also ensures a safe horse and handler. For more info, see: https://www.buzzsprout.com/981352 https://play.acast.com/s/theho…
 
Welcome to Tiny Horse Talk, featuring conversations about ponies and miniature horses. You’ll find information and education in each episode, along with a little dash of fun! Join host Patricia Milligan of Fox Lea Farm Mini Equine Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping the littlest horses find their way home, as we dive into the world of our …
 
Krista Jones, From the Ground Up rehab facility owner and certified bodyworker in the UK, talks about the emotional journey of hoof rehab and how owners can work to stay positive during the process. Also in this episode are 3 rehab owners, Helen Farlow, Maria Broomfield, and Kelly Vandervoort. For more info, see: fromthegrounduprehab.com…
 
Dr. Jenny Susser (sports psychologist), Kendra Skorstad (farrier), and Sydney Kotow (farrier) all discuss how burn out and compassion fatigue affects the equestrian world, but specifically focusing on hoofcare providers for this conversation. While this episode is geared towards professionals, owners might be interested in how cases and owner/farri…
 
Dr. Simon Curtis, farrier, speaker, and author from the UK, talks about his journey into hoofcare and his PhD. He also discusses foal hoof balance and trimming, dynamic balance versus static balance, racehorses, and hoof growth. Use the code HUMBLEHOOF to get 25% off his upcoming webinar (May 20, 2021). For his books, see: https://curtisfarrierbook…
 
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/…
 
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 …
 
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/…
 
Our Full Rein Sweepstakes winner Elizabeth Kopras shares her passion recreating Medieval European culture and the role her horses play in the performances. As a member of the Society of Creative Anachronism, Elizabeth teaches her horses, including her rescue horse Magic, everything from jousting and armored combat to medieval equestrian games. This…
 
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.e…
 
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 tr…
 
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 in…
 
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, con…
 
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 Phill…
 
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.th…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 p…
 
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:/…
 
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 mentione…
 
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 lamini…
 
Vaulting is one of the oldest and most beautiful equestrian sports, requiring an extreme amount of athleticism from both humans and horses. This episode explores the world of this unique sport and what it takes to compete among the world’s elite vaulting horses, including the nutrition needed for long-burning energy and muscle recovery that the spo…
 
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 ar…
 
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…
 
Ever wonder who supplies and trains the horses you see in the movies? Get behind-the-screen insights about the life of a movie wrangler and what it takes to prepare and nourish horses for long days on Hollywood sets. This is part of Purina’s Full Rein series. To hear about some of these veteran therapy horses and other extraordinary equines in acti…
 
Equine-assisted therapies are becoming an effective tool in helping veterans affected by PTSD. This episode not only highlights one of these programs and their annual 20-mile ride to raise awareness, it also follows the journey of a battle-scarred stallion helping countless veterans find peace. This is part of Purina’s Full Rein series. To hear abo…
 
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.…
 
The Purina Animal Nutrition Center has been helping horses receive better nutrition since 1926, conducting thousands of research studies. This episode highlights their world-renowned breeding program that delivers and raises foals that go on to do great things in the real world and the role nutrition plays in it all. This is part of Purina’s Full R…
 
In episode 18 of The Humble Hoof, 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 stu…
 
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