W(h)ither the Peripheral Cushion?

There are giant misunderstandings surrounding horse’s hooves – even among barefoot practitioners. Vast numbers of trimmers are daily trying to balance off hooves, applying magical mapping templates, doing their best to ensure the heels are at the right height and allowing just the right length of hoof wall to protrude below the sole. They all […]

What does the vet know?

It’s worrying, but how often do vets actually know what they are talking about when it comes to hooves and feed? Most veterinary colleges are geared up to small animal and/or livestock work these days and the specific equine knowledge is still rooted firmly in the late 19th / early 20th century. True, we have […]