Films & Other Videos
Films with: Ovnicek, Gene
- Essential hoof care a horse owner's guide to preventing lameness and improving performance /
- This video is a result of almost 40 years of research and study by Gene Ovnicek, a nationally and internationally recognized farrier, clinician and researcher. It will show you how to tell whether your horse's feet are well-trimmed or well-shod. Reasons for tripping, stumbling, being sore after trimming or shoeing, various lameness problems are also covered here. This video offers advice, whether you are presently struggling with a lame horse or you are just interested in keeping your horse in top condition.
- DVD 8545
- Natural balance hoof care ultimate pack /
- "'Natural Balance Hoof Care' (book + 4 DVDs ; 398 min.): A learning system developed to offer practical information for everyone from horse owners interested in the maintenance of their horse's feet, to seasoned farriers looking for useful information that will compliment their current hoof care knowledge. The "Natural Balance Hoof Care" book comes with four DVDs that include video segments corresponding to chapters in the book. There are also some topics that are explained visually; the videos cover those details in more depth than they are covered in the book. The book and DVDs maximize the educational opportunity of both media types. The book may also be combined with the 'Natural Balance Hoof Trimming' and the 'Natural Balance Shoeing' videos"--Publisher's web site. "Natural Balance Hoof Trimming" (2 DVDs ; 180 min.): Gene Ovnicek presents information on trimming methods for maintaining a healthy foot in domestic horses. Basic hoof anatomy and how it relates to the biomechanical needs of the hoof are discussed, as are the importance of evaluating the environment and how it plays a role in trimming maintenance and in decision making when determining if individual horses can be successfully left barefoot. Hoof trimming techniques are demonstrated, including how to evaluate the pre-trimmed hoof and how to perform actual trimming. "Natural Balance Hoof Shoeing" (2 DVDs ; 170 min.): This video set draws on the work of educators & practitioners that have contributed to the evolution of conventional farriery. Some of information covered in this video talks about load sharing, the sole callus, the importance of dirt in the foot, and why it is important for the horse to land heel first. Part of this information was inspired by studies and observations of self-maintained feet of feral and domestic horses, with collaborating research and contributions by many equally concerned individuals. Video 1 includes a lecture and dialogue covering some updated information on anatomy and biomechanics of the foot, including detailed hoof preparation and shoe placement for fairly normal feet, both front and hind applications. Video 2 includes discussion about how to deal with clubbed or mismatched feet, underrun & contracted heels, and pigeon toed feet.
- DVD 8533 v.1