Many horse owners fear a bout of laminitis in their horses or ponies. Once a horse or pony has suffered laminitis, it can be an ongoing battle to restore the hooves and improve the gait. Management to prevent a recurrence of laminitis are often life-long. This factsheet provides information on the causes of laminitis and discusses prevention strategies. Common signs of laminitis and advice to aid recovery are also presented to enable horse owners to better manage the risk and occurrence of laminitis in horses.