RFDTV Episode #7 - Pigeon-Toed

September 24, 2012


Is it bad if my horse is pigeon-toed?


Additional Information

       In the following video Gene Ovnicek conducts a shoeing demonstration on a pigeon-toed horse with some gait fault issues. (24 Minutes)





Article "Pigeon-Toed Hoof Management" (.pdf)


     This article by Gene Ovnicek is a more in-depth & technical look at "Management & Treatment Options for Coffin Joint Disease, Ring Bone, and/or DIP Connective Tissue Damage in Pigeon-Toed/Base Narrow horses.".


Pigeon-Toed Management



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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