Horses with stringhalt and shivers can be incredibly difficult and frustrating cases, as so often we aren’t always sure how to make them more comfortable. As hoofcare providers, it can be especially scary – and even dangerous – working on these cases, due to the unpredictability of their movement.
I reached out to Dr. Audrey DeClue, vet and creator of The Horse First podcast, to discuss how she approaches and rehabilitates stringhalt and shivers cases. She has a unique treatment plan for these cases, and has successfully rehabbed over 400 horses with stringhalt and shivers! In this podcast episode, you’ll also hear ways we can handle these horses’ feet to ensure our own safety as well.