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  • Laura Geary Update

    Laura’s first set of exams in her final year at Uni are out of the way, so it’s all systems go for Edd, Dinero and Crème:   “We took Crème and More…

  • Camilla Hardie Update

    Camilla took Bailey and Beau for a trip out last week, where Beau made it clear that he’d much rather be jumping than doing dressage! “The last weekend in January More…

  • Roo Fox Update

    Preparations are underway for the eventing season at Roo Fox’s yard… “Gosh what a rubbish time of year this is. All the horses are wild and their feet are awful, More…

  • Jennifer Olivier Update

    Our newest member of Team GH, #GHRisingStar Jennifer Olivier has sent in her first Global Herbs blog. It’s full of winter tips that you might find quite useful…   DON’T More…

  • Rebecca Cowderoy Update

    Team GH’s Rebecca Cowderoy has been out and about with Rabbit (Hibimona), and has pulled in some fantastic results!   “Last week I went off to Addington with Hibimona (Rabbit) 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.