Episodes
Lacy Stormes talks about her journey into competing her performance horses barefoot in the professional showjumping world. She talks about management, considerations in trimming, and how she keeps her horses sound and moving well.  For more information, see:  https://www.facebook.com/LacyStormesBarefootShowjumping
Published 07/23/21
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
Published 07/09/21
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/thehoofofthehorse https://mullinsfarrier.com/
Published 07/07/21
Curtis Burns talks about his journey into hoofcare and creating the Polyflex composite horse shoe. He shares tips and tricks for getting a good glue adhesion, as well as how he keeps some of the top horses in the world sound and performing their best.  For more information, see:  www.polyflexhorseshoes.com
Published 06/25/21
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
Published 06/11/21
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/farrier interactions can lead to burn out and compassion fatigue.
Published 05/28/21
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://curtisfarrierbooks.bigcartel.com/
Published 05/14/21
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.
Published 04/23/21
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/
Published 04/09/21
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/
Published 03/12/21
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/
Published 02/26/21
Deborah Davies talks about how training, riding, saddle fit, and horse fitness affect soundness and even hoof wear patterns. She gives exercises to find a neutral riding position as well as bodywork exercises for your horse.  For more info, see:  www.equineselfexpression.com and use code "podcastlisteners" for $5 off the groundwork manual. Also in this episode: Diane Sept
Published 02/12/21
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.
Published 01/22/21
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
Published 01/08/21
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. 
Published 12/24/20
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
Published 12/11/20
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. 
Published 11/27/20
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/
Published 11/13/20
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
Published 10/23/20
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: hoofsmartusa@gmail.com. For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/DrDebraTaylor/
Published 10/09/20
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. To learn more:  https://mackinawdells2.com/index.html Also in this episode, Tina Thomas, and Deb Davies.  https://supportingthehorseandrider.com/
Published 09/25/20
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/
Published 09/11/20
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...
Published 08/28/20
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
Published 08/14/20
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. 
Published 07/29/20