That's My Horse #3
Draft Horse Hooves
Belgian Draft Horse with thin soles, weak frogs, severe wall flare, wall cracks, and shelly delaminated walls.
The DVD series Under the Horse and Tools of the Trade should be made prerequisite to Thatís My Horse in all training programs. The purpose of the TMH series is to help practitioners apply the basic protocols described in UTH on specific and complex cases
Lifting P3 to a higher position in the hoof capsule
Developing the back of the foot
Dealing with shelly, delaminating hoof walls
Improving the health of the foot through routine trimming
On the whole TMH series: Teaching people to rehabilitate hoof problems is very difficult because every case is different. While the generalized instruction we provided in the lecture series Under the Horse was as detailed and complete as we could make it, we still find ourselves "stepping outside that box" on a routine basis. Disc 10 of the UTH series got rave reviews and was described as one of the most helpful hoof videos ever filmed. In Disc 10 we showed every trim of a distal descent and rotation reversal. A lot of real world information came out as we worked thru the nuances of that individual case. The appreciation folks had for Disc 10's format gave us the idea for the That's my Horse series.
We plan to film as many completely different 'types' of hoof problems as we can over time. We will show each trim, how the horse moves, the changes to the feet, and how we deal with the everyday problems that pop up. Currently we have completed footage on a navicular horse, a "high/low" horse, a club foot, several chronically foundered horses and a "splat-footed" draft horse. We'll keep filming other 'types' as they come along. As we get time, we'll put each case together in a DVD set (That's My Horse #1, #2, #3......). A serious student will then be able to collect each video set, and concerned horse owners will be able to just buy the one that most matches their personal horse's situation.
We are very excited about this format. Aside from showing more of the 'out in the dirt' nuances of rehabilitative hoof work, it will provide Pete an opportunity to present new findings and methodology discovered over time. Keep checking back here for new videos- we hope to put a new one out every 6 months or so. Ivy and Pete