We spend so much time talking about everything that can affect hoof health. Diet, environment, movement (or lack thereof), conformation, trim, body issues, etc. We focus so much on educating about how to grow the healthiest hoof possible – but what happens when these factors aren’t addressed, and the horse (and hoof) is left to its own devices? How does the horse compensate for a less-than-ideal situation?
In this week’s podcast episode, UK farriers Matthew Jackson, Mark Johnson, and Robbie Richardson join me for a second time to discuss ways in which horses compensate for their diet, environment, movement, and more. This conversation picks up from some of the points we left off on from episode 58, so if you haven’t listened to the first installment yet, be sure to check that one out!