KHC Dinner & Discussion
Kicking off the KHC's Dinner & Discussion Series Dr. Raul Bras, a veterinary podiatrist with Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, will explain therapeutic shoeing and its application to performance horses, on Tuesday, May 23, at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center. Held from 6 to 8 p.m., this educational series is geared toward equine professionals, horse owners, riders and other equine enthusiasts. Dr. Bras will focus his presentation on how he looks at a horse as a farrier: from the outside in (how the form and shape of the horse’s foot affects how he goes); and as a veterinarian: from the inside out (using tools to see exactly what is happening inside the hoof capsule and how it affects the horse). Dr. Bras will address not only shoeing horses that are injured or that suffer from diseases like laminitis or navicular, but also how to shoe an equine athlete so it doesn’t get injured in the first place.