It’s All About Balance

Proprioception and balance are two important concepts in hoof rehabilitation. Every time we touch a hoof, it responds. With every trim, even if slight, the horse reorients its relationship with the ground, just like we notice when we change our shoe choice. How many times have you tried on shoes in the store and walked around a few minutes before deciding you didn’t like how it made you feel? Maybe your back felt different, or your knees or hips. Changes we make to feet may impact the horse more than we realize!

I’ve been intrigued by Sure Foot pads for quite some time. I’ve seen horses move off differently after using the one I have for only a few minutes. I reached out to Wendy Murdoch, creator of Sure Foot, to see how these balance pads work and how owners and hoofcare providers can use them.

The episode can be found on your favorite podcast app under “The Humble Hoof,” or at this link.

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