How can I get my horse to grow more heel?
In the following video Gene Ovnicek discusses the reasons why leaving heel on a horse to try to align the pastern, without recognizing toe distortions, is a bad idea and can lead to further distortion and lameness.
Quick Reference Guide Download
To download a Simple Quick Reference Guide for Evaluating A/P (front to back) Hoof Balance, Click on the Image to the LEFT. The file is a 1.5MB .pdf
Equine Lameness Prevention Organization "Widest Part of the Foot" Research
The Equine Lameness Prevention Organization has conducted a Radiograph Study in order to offer useful guidelines to hoof care professionals. This project discussed the protocol used to locate internal hoof structures by using external references. Click on the image to the LEFT for a summary of the results.