Ground Reaction Forces: Why Horses Injure Themselves

I sometimes say I am a biomechanics nerd. I don’t know nearly as much as I want to, but I know enough to think it is fascinating! I have watched and listened to many lectures by Dr. Renate Weller, equine veterinarian with an advanced degree and interest in biomechanics, and love how she describes the horse’s limb as a “miracle of bioengineering” – how do they work the way we ask them to, and not completely fall apart?

Well, sometimes they do! For this week’s podcast episode, I chatted with Dr. Weller about why horse’s injure themselves, and how we as hoofcare providers affect the movement and biomechanics of the horse.

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