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  • Camilla Hardie Update

    “It seems a long time since I have written an update, so long ago that it was last year. Since that time, I have been abroad on holiday where horses More…

  • Evie Toombes Update

      It was a good start to 2017 for our supported para-rider Evie Toombes… Here’s the latest update from Evie’s mum, Caroline: “Evie had a great little show on 2nd More…

  • Sarah Gadd’s Review of 2016 – Part 2

    continued… Still Learning (Roxie) Talking of doing things they love best it soon became clear that after a year / 18 months of taking it easy Roxie has thoroughly enjoyed More…

  • Roo Fox’s Review of 2016

    “If I had to sum up my year it would be disappointing. My babies made the step up to Novice and 1* comfortably, and Donk even made it to an More…

  • Evie Toombe’s Review of 2016

    “I think it’s safe to say my summer has been full-on! Its good to have a plan and when the unexpected happens it’s even better to have a plan B. More…

Laminae

Where do the laminae fit in? You can imagine that there is a lot of pressure on a horse’s feet because of the way it stands on ‘tip toe’. One of the ways horses legs are able to cope with this situation is by having sensitive and insensitive laminae layers which fix the toe in position inside the hoof. Microscopically these layers both look like corregated cardboard and fit firmly together to give great strength. The insensitive laminae are part of the hoof wall and sensitive laminae are made up of blood  vessels and nerves which are bound to the soft tissue and the ‘toe bone’ beneath. In this way the bone of the foot is firmly attached to the tough hoof wall.