RFDTV Episode #10 - Growing Heel

September 21, 2012


How can I get my horse to grow more heel?


Additional Information

       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.

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