1: Hoof Balance
2: Navicular Disease
3: Hoof Stands
4: Hoof Angles
6: Going Barefoot
9: Normal Foot?
10: Growing Heel
11: Modern Lameness
12: Matching Feet
13: Human Caused Lameness?
15: The E.L.P.O.
16: Tying Horses
17: Barefoot Trim
18: Basic Shoeing
19: MRI - Stem Cell
21: Case Study 1
22: Case Study 2
23: Case Study 3
24: Case Study 4
25: Case Study 5
26: Case Study 6
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RFDTV Episode #1 - Hoof Balance
How do I know if my horse's foot is balanced?
In the following video Gene Ovnicek will discuss the role of the hoof wall and sole in establishing hoof balance in a self-maintained foot. Gene also discusses how we need to re-direct our evaluation of balance from the hoof wall to structures on the bottom of the foot that are less susceptible to distortion.
Q: How do I know if my horse's foot is balanced?
A: As farriers, when we look to attain balance, what we strive to achieve is that the coffin bone inside the foot is balanced equally from side to side... (Click to Continue)
Quick Reference Guide Download
To download a Simple Quick Reference Guide for Evaluating A/P (front to back) Hoof Balance, Click on the Image Above. The file is a 1.5MB .pdf
"Simplifying Hoof Balance" (.pdf Download)
This article by Gene Ovnicek is a more thorough look at hoof balance and how looking at a few simple, general guidelines can make evaluating and achieving good hoof balance much easier for hoof care professionals.
Simplifying-Hoof-Balance.pdf (550 Kb)
This article is a .pdf document, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or another pdf reader installed to view it. (most computers and browsers already have it) You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for FREE from the Adobe Website. Click HERE
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