Only with the type of equipment that we have
developed at The Hoof Redevelopment Center, are we able to truly understand the way the foot truly works. We are presently collecting
data which may show that many of the ways we think the foot reacts to loading are just not accurate; simply handed down theories.
It is that type of antiquated information that has held back progress of developing protocols in hoof care that will
solve many of the issues we have been plagued with for decades.
Too much of the information relied on in the hoof care industry is based on work done with cadavres.
When you remove the ability of the soft tissue (tendons and ligaments) to assist with the movement of the various structures
of the limb, you fail to get accurate results as they pertain to the live horse. We use equipment to do our studies that is
designed to utilize that entire horse, not simply a portion of one that is no longer alive.