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    Understanding the Equine Foot Part 11 - Founder, Laminitis and the Laminar Wedge

    Understanding the Equine Foot Part 11 - Founder, Laminitis and the Laminar Wedge
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    And as we've been learning and discussing, even through my articles preceding this series, we know how much the FORM of the Equine hoof affects the FUNCTIONING of the hooves as well as affecting the rest of the horse with regard to soundness, way of going, capabilities of discipline. 
    As we come to the conclusion of this educational series from Linda J. Harris, "The Happy Hoof" (One more video next week and then we're done) I would really love to get some...

    Understanding the Equine Foot Part 10

    Understanding the Equine Foot Part 10
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    Understanding how we get imbalances in the foot. From poll to croup to hindquarters ... imbalanced hooves can wreak havoc and produce many mysteries if the hoof care person and/or the veterinarian do not understand about the importance of balanced hooves and how they DO affect the horse.
    Hi All .. well, this is the 2nd to the last video in this educational series by Linda Harris of TACT Hoof care. This is all about how we get imbalances...

    The Black Plague - How to Treat Thrush in Horses’ Hooves

    The Black Plague - How to Treat Thrush in Horses’ Hooves
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    You’ll probably smell it before you see it. That overpowering aroma of noxious rotting cheese that is the unmistakable signature of thrush in your horse’s hooves. Thrush might not be...

    Understanding the Equine Foot Part 6

    Understanding the Equine Foot Part 6
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    Watching and listening to Linda J Harris, the founder of TACT trimming, I have learned even MORE about the internal equine foot than ever before. Her dissections and descriptions really...

    Understanding the Equine Foot Part 5

    Understanding the Equine Foot Part 5
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    One thing that is important to realize -- when the hairline/coronary is jammed up then its circulatory system is also compromised. The circulatory feeds the foot for growth and if the foot isn't getting fed properly then the horn growth cannot be optimal. Therefore, it stands to reason that the entire foot and hoof will be damaged in some way. 
    (featured image from anatomy-of-the-equine.com)This week covers a very important landmark ... I call it the 'Hairline" from Lyle "Bergy" Bergaleen's "The Hairline Tells It All"  The Hairline is the Coronary...

    Navicular Success Story - part 4. Marie Bak

    Navicular Success Story - part 4. Marie Bak
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    I bought Connor just over two years ago. After having him on loan, while my other horse recovered from a tendon injury, I fell in love with the cheeky monkey,...

    Navicular Success Story - part 3. Stephenie Lujan

    Navicular Success Story - part 3. Stephenie Lujan
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    My name is Stephenie and I am 27 years-old with a 7 year-old son and another on the way. My son, husband, mother and father all enjoy riding and training...

    Understanding the Equine Foot Part 4

    Understanding the Equine Foot Part 4
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    They may start to refuse jumps or to go into the canter. They may be sore going in one direction but not necessarily the other. They might get balky or, on the other hand, may become spooky. Horses do not change their behaviors and attitudes all of a sudden without good reason. 
    This week we continue with our understanding of the Equine Foot ... Linda J. Harris goes on to explain the parts of the hoof so everyone is on the same...

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