What is Equine Podiatry?

An Equine Podiatrist is a specialist in the equine foot who uses his or her knowledge to work with horse owners and veterinarians to improve equine foot health. This will include both trimming the hooves, understanding pathologies and providing advice on how to manage the horse's environment to maximise foot health.

Equine Podiatrists do not fit shoes and are engaged by owners seeking help with lameness issues relating to the foot as well as a growing population of horse owners who simply prefer to keep their horses shoeless.

Closeup of trimming

Further information about Equine Podiatry can be found at the web site for the Equine Podiatry Association.