For horse owners who can't stand not understanding their horses hooves

A   Guided Online Course  and  Personalised support 

with experienced Equine Podiatrist Debs Crosoer

so you can stop worrying about laminitis and have more fun with your horse

 Introducing the Laminitis Warning Signs Program 

Do you want to learn how spot early warning signs and understand what’s going on with laminitis so you’re more in control

Access the program that gives you step by step lessons and regular personalised advice so you can understand:

  • Healthy Hoof Function
  • What Laminitis Really Is
  • How Laminitis Changes the Hoof and The Whole Horse
  • 35 Early Warning Signs of Laminitis
  • Laminitis Causes and Prevention
  • Laminitic Management Strategies

 Low Grade Laminits vs Acute Laminitis 

We all know to look for signs like a bounding digital pulse, a rocked back stance, or difficulty walking and standing.

But those signs aren't warning you that laminitis is coming... 
Those signs are announcing that it’s ALREADY HERE!

They’re signs a horse is suffering an acute laminitis attack.

It’s rare for acute laminitis to come out of nowhere... 

It’s very common for laminitis to grumble along undetected, slowly building up until an acute attack suddenly ‘comes out of nowhere’. 

Some horses can even stay in a low grade state for years, with low levels of inflammation fluctuating, thankfully, never quite tipping over the edge into a full blown attack.

I say the signs are undetected, but that’s not strictly true… These signs are often seen, but they’re just not attributed to low grade laminitis.

 Things like: 

  • Underrun Heels
  • Flare
  • Stretched White Line
  • Poor Horn Quality
  • Persistent Hoof Infection
  • Thin Soles
  • Growth problems
  • Foot soreness
  • Poor Performance
  • Being ‘off’ on a circle

The Signs are there if you know what to look for... 

Early intervention is vital!

When you understand what’s happening in the hoof and the whole horse during laminitis, 

you can recognise those early warning signs

apply preventative methods 

and dramatically reduce the risk of an acute attack.

 The 6 week Laminitis Warning Signs Program provides you with: 

Understanding of the causes and signs of laminitis so it’s not so mysterious

A strategic plan for monitoring low grade laminitis signs so you can take action early

A blueprint for preventing laminitis that you can tailor to your specific needs

Weekly live support and guidance so you can get all your questions answered

Ongoing twice monthly support sessions after the program is over

Laminitis isn’t just for fat ponies  it can affect any horse, even competition horses, even horses who have never had it before (no horse ever does until the first time)

Managing  laminitis isn’t just about restricting diet   or reducing sugar intake. A laminitic needs a balanced, species appropriate environment that promotes health and wellbeing. Not just starvation and restriction.

If you are:

  • Worried you might miss the signs of laminitis in your horse
  • Not sure how to tell when your horse is better after a bout of laminitis
  • Keen to give your laminitic more freedom, and a more natural lifestyle

The Laminitis Warning Signs Program is for you


Gillian Halpin

I took part in the first ever run of this course in 2019. The past few years, it seemed more and more people were telling their sad - often heartbreaking - stories of a beloved horse or pony coming down with laminitis.

The course promised an insight into all those little signs and indicators that build up almost under the radar before a horse goes down with laminitis ‘out of the blue’ . Did the course deliver on the promise? Totally!

Packed with learning, not just about the feet but also the health and well-being of the whole horse. A really accessible and friendly learning experience at everyone’s own pace, with a group discussion each week to ask anything... and never feel daft asking.

Since completing the course, I’ve joined in with group sessions on later courses and followed the discussions - and each time there’s been something new to think about. I’ve shouted about this course each time it’s ran because I really do believe the knowledge gained here can be a life-saver


Lesley OATS

I wondered whether to do this course when it was run, earlier in the Spring. My pony has EMS and I'd already done lots of online research and picked my trimmers brains to death. However, how wrong could I have been.

The Laminitis Warning Signs course filled in all the gaps the online research couldn't. The course provided me with a practical toolkit to pick up those early signs, helping to avert a full blown attack.

I really liked the interactive format and the group chat, question and answer sessions. Debs was so patient with all our questions and this was another good way to learn. Thank you. Has helped me tremendously.

About The Tutor

Debs Crosoer is a practicing Equine Podiatrist with over 15 years experience, author and educator.

Her focus is on helping people who want wildly effective horse keeping methods, without the usual stress and complication.

 What’s Included? 


Anatomy And Function - Putting The 'Fun' Into Function!!

No... seriously! Most people expect this to be the boring part, but it's the foundation of everything. A good grasp of anatomy is key to cutting through the confusion.

 In This Module You'll Learn... 

  • What a hoof is supposed to look like. Discover all the nooks and crannies of a healthy hoof capsule
  • It's what's on the inside that counts! The ins and outs of the internal hoof are revealed
  • What hoof growth can tell you about your horse...
  • The #1 stumbling block to healthy circulation and why it's so important


Understanding Laminitis

What actually is laminitis? What do all the terms mean? What are the different stages of laminitis?

 In This Module You'll Learn... 

  • Why inflammation is so debilitating to the hoof
  • Laminitis terminology - how to use it with confidence whether you're helping out your friends or discussing your horse's needs with professionals
  • How to identify the different stages of laminitis so you know when it's serious or mild
  • The essential role hooves play in maintaining health and stamina for the whole horse


The Effects of Laminitis

We'll look at the different ways laminitis can affect the horse, what happens in the hoof and how it all affects the horse as a whole.

There are many important clues to spot in the horse's body and hooves if you know what to look out for.

 In This Module You'll Learn... 

  • How to identify the dead give away signs of low grade laminitis in any hoof
  • To recognize a hoof suffering with more serious levels of laminitis and rotation
  • The changes to look out for in the horse's body
  • The changes to look out for in the horse's hoof



For your horse, not you! Don't worry, it's not exam week!!

There are many important clues to spot in the horse's body and hooves if you know what to look out for.

We go over 35 different signs that a horse can show before they start leaning back in the recognized 'laminitic posture'.

 In This Module You'll Learn... 

  • A simple 10 point check up to do with your horse to ensure they're laminitis free
  • 5 signs that circulation is compromised
  • 16 ways the hoof capsule will show low grade laminitis
  • 9 ways the horse will change their gait to compensate for low grade laminitis
  • 5 ways the horse's body and posture will change as a result of low grade laminitis
  • 7 signs it's more serious, acute laminitis, not low grade



How to find what's causing the problems. Ideas and suggestions for managing your environment for maximum results and minimum stress. Nutrition for the laminitic - what to do, what not to do.

 In This Module You'll Learn... 

  • How to pin down the cause of laminitis
  • Ways to address the most common causes
  • How to clean up your horse's nutrition and provide what he needs
  • Practical ways to manage grass intake
  • What to do about a footsore horse
  • The most common misconceptions around laminitis that keep you stressed out, guilty and working far harder than you need to. These myths can ruin recovery results



It's not as gross as it sounds.

Seeing the internal structures makes sense of everything. It completely changes how you view a hoof once you can picture what's on the inside.

 In This Module You'll Learn... 

  • What the laminae look like and why they're so quickly damaged by inflammation
  • Why soles get sore so easily
  • That the pedal bone isn't the most important part of the hoof
  • Exactly what you're doing when checking the digital pulse

That's not all!! 

Check out These Bonuses...


Laminitis Friendly Feeding List

It can be so difficult trying to figure out what to feed your horse.

Every product sounds great if you read the packaging, but how do you know what you’re actually buying and whether it’s suitable for your horse?

The Laminitis Friendly Feeding List removes most of the work (and the stress!).

Everything on the list is suitable for a laminitic, and descriptions will let you know whether the feed is beneficial for your horse specifically.


Supplements That Actually Work

If feeds aren’t confusing enough, supplements can be even worse.

And they can be so expensive!

Cut out the confusion with this list that explains what the supplements do, if your horse needs them or not and whether they’re worth the cost.


Ultimate Guide to Soaking Hay

Steam or soak. Hay or haylage. Soak for 30 mins, 2hrs, 4hrs or 12hrs.

There’s so much conflicting advice how are you ever supposed to work out what to do for the best…

The Ultimate guide to soaking hay lays everything out in a simple way, and helps you figure out what your horse needs and the easiest way to achieve that.


Therapeutic Pads for Laminitis Recovery

Therapeutic pads are amazing, both for increasing your horses comfort and encouraging healthy growth.

When that square lump of foam arrives you can feel a bit baffled, but there’s so many ways you can use these pads, to provide support, relief and correct growth…


A Simple Technique to Monitor Workload

When your horse is recovering from laminitis how can you be sure you’re doing enough to encourage recovery, but not so much you’re overdoing it!

Use this simple technique that tells you if you’re stimulating or impeding healing in the hooves. 


Gut Friendly Management Plan

The traditional way of managing a laminitic may achieve some of the desired goals, but it’s so far removed from a horse’s innate physical needs. 

It can cause a lot of stress and suffering for both the horse and the owner!

There are ways to manage the environment that are much more species appropriate, stimulate healing and provide a good standard of life.

Everyone is happier (and often this approach is cheaper too!)


Personalised Support

We have a great community in our Facebook group where you can get help and ideas from like minded horse lovers, and of course Debs will answer any questions you have.

There’s a Zoom meeting twice a month so you can ask advice, get support, discuss your horse’s needs and learn from your fellow students' questions.

If you can’t make the meeting you can send your questions ahead and watch the replay.



I just want to thank Debs and also glamorous assistant Victoria for an excellent course .

The course totally exceeded expectations containing the right amount of knowledge to really help you feel confident assessing your horse and also providing you with the skills to change management when needed .

The live sessions that accompanied the course were absolutely key to tying everything together and also providing a non judgemental forum where any question is deemed appropriate!! The video content I know I will refer back to again and again .

So... How Does This Work Then?


This is a 6 week long course. 

1 module will be released each week. It will take 30-45mins to complete. How much extra time you spend discussing things and asking questions is up to you!

You have lifetime access, so you can work at your own pace if that's better for you.


Each module will have video lessons, with supporting docs like worksheets, pdfs and further resources.

Access is through the Hoof Geek Academy membership site.

You get instant access to the first module and each week a new module is released 


Well, technically it's all done at home :)

But there are no assignments to complete, or grades given.


This course is aimed at horse owners. All the basics will be covered. 

I try to make everything easy to understand.


We have a monthly Zoom meeting, a facebook group, and a comments section for each lesson where you can get your questions answered.


By popular demand! You now get a course completion certificate!


Tereska Star

This course has been such an invaluable goldmine of information, advice and support.

It has added another dimension to the Equine bodywork I do and by sharing with my clients it has enabled them to have a deeper understanding too.

Hopefully many of them will sign up for your next course.

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