We expect the hoof to do a lot of work. Understanding how the hoof absorbs shock is helpful in understanding injury prevention as well as laminitis prevention. This video is actually a pretty cool inside look at the hoof, filmed at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington Florida in 2015.
Stay tuned for more videos from this lecture that was sponsored by Ice Horse, who by the way has a pretty amazing new hoof boot which they also talk about here in the lecture series. www.icehorse.net