The Equine Athlete

The hoof mechanism

How does the course work?

What you will learn

In this course you will learn about:

  • what the hoof mechanism is;
  • what internal and external forces are involved;
  • which parts of the hoof can move, and how;
  • why the hoof mechanism is important for hoof and limb health; and
  • which anatomical, environmental and medical factors can affect the hoof mechanism.

Course format



Dr Isabel Imboden