They call the video "The Final Proof" and the narration is annoying as all get out - I mean, they seem to be reinventing the wheel and they're very excited about it - but the footage is very interesting from a biomechanical stand point. The video is graphic and features some blood and gore:
That video has been round awhile , and it is a total crock of dung.
WHY? I will tell you.
1) When you cut a hoof in half you immediatly disconnect and destroy its natural support structures, normal function and movement. It is like sawing off half of a bridge then wondering why the bridge collapses.
2) no hoof is truly perimeter loaded unless THREE things are in effect all at the ame time. those are:
a) the foot is trimmed or shod in a manner that the frog is not reaching the ground AND
b) the hoof is cleaned out of dirt (dirt supports the frog and sole)
c) the foot is stood on concrete or other non yeilding surface.
ALL THREE THINGS MUST BE THERE. THEREFORE PROBABLY 99.99999% OF HORSES' HOOVES ARE NOT PERIMETER LOADED, EVEN THE SHOD ONES.
The INSTANT a horse places his cleaned out, shod foot into DIRT, it is filled with dirt again and no longer perimeter loaded.
There are easy ways to shoe horses that maintain frog support and function.
And the other crock of dung in regards to that video is that horses are not overloading their hooves in hydraulic presses.
there . my soapbox on garbage hoof misinformation for today.
Last edited by Patty Stiller; Jan. 11, 2012 at 10:17 AM.
Reason: bad typing as usual
My thoughts were that the video is interesting, but the claim that they've proven something...anything...and the sensational narrative really detract from the entire demonstration. I really hope that anyone viewing this understands that hacking the foot in half instantly changes the internal and external dynamics under a load. I can't believe those Swedish farriers don't seem concerned about that.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Piccione
Are you going to request peer review of this field research??
Yes, but only after I complete numerous double blind studies with a wide range of subjects. Once I have done that and published my findings it will be up to others to see if they can duplicate my results. OTOH, perhaps I should just start with the philosophy and start a new [hands on] religion. There would be numerous advantages including tax relief . Of course, you would then have to accurately define 'tax'. I think Bill Clinton would apply to be a deacon in my house of worship.....