I just got my hands on Pete Ramey's That's My Horse #2 video. The transformation that Pete and Ivy do with this horse is pretty darn impressive.
"At six years old, the Hanoverian was at the end of the road. In one year, the owner had spent $14,000 on veterinary care, diagnostics and corrective shoeing. The horse seemed to have everything "in the book". Hooves that would not hold a shoe without wall repair, glue and clips. The video shows the step by step process that Pete takes to help the horse grow functional feet.
The before and after shots of this horse's feet tell the story. The feet look like they come from different horses. Amazing results!
Before photo. This is what the feet on the horse looked like at the start.
The same foot as the photo above. It's hard to believe it from the same horse.
Pete and Ivy Ramey have come up with an incredible concept in the "That's My Horse" series. I believe that more horse owners will be more comfortable trimming and doing routine maintenance trims if they can be taught on their own horse or a horse that is similar to their own horse. That's My Horse #1 focused on an off the track Thoroughbred, #2 on a Hi-Lo Hanoverian. What will series #3 bring?
Watch critically important changes to the trimming over time and also see:
- Pulling shoes with pads and impression material
- Application of Equicasts with Comfort Pads
- Fitting Easyboot Epics with Comfort Pads
- Fitting Easyboot Gloves
- Growing out shelly hoof walls
- Growing out wall flare
- Slight distal descent reversal
- Management of the "navicular horse"
- Low heel angle reversal
- Hi-Lo conformation improvement/management
- Improved development of atrophied shoulder