I have often heard the argument that a horse has thrush, thin soles, a weak wall, footsoreness, or various other hoof issues because the horse lives in a wet environment.
I’ve also heard discussion about what is needed to create strong hooves, and often I think one of the biggest factors is pushed aside: movement.
The more horses and rehab cases I see, the more I realize that good movement and species appropriate management can make up for many “less than ideal” circumstances (including, dare I say it, diet, in some cases!).
In this week’s podcast episode, Nick Hill and Ralitsa Grancharova Hill chat with me about these topics and the factors they attribute to building a strong hoof.