Video Reviews

EDITOR’S NOTE: This exclusive series of American Farriers Journal reviews will help you select the latest videos on shoeing techniques, hoof care ideas and new products.

These reviews give insight into videos worth viewing in two categories: the professional farrier category for those wishing to learn more about shoeing ideas, and the horse owner category for those wanting to better understand corrective shoeing ideas.

Videos reviewed by Bob Smith.

How To Medically And Mechanically Treat Founder

By Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF, and George Platt, DVM. Produced by Doug Butler Enterprises Inc., P.O. Box 1390, LaPorte, CO, 80535-1390. Phone: (970) 482-7518 or (800) 728-3826 (U.S. Only).  Running Time: 20 minutes. $39.95 plus shipping and handling.

Finally there is a tape that gives the farrier a precise protocol for the treatment of founder. “How To Medically And Mechanically Treat Founder” is not filled with anecdotal testimonies by laymen about how good their horse “feels” after founder treatment. This video is packed with concrete facts and practical procedures useful to both the veterinarian and farrier.

This is a tape by one of the world’s leading farrier educators, Dr. Doug Butler, and in true ‘Butler” style, it contains no-nonsense, factual information.  Included in this video are specific procedures for building and applying heart bar shoes.

In the well-produced video, Butler, along with George Platt, DVM, outline seven steps to the treatment of founder.  Each step is explained in great detail and supplemented with explanations for the application of shoes and resections. The steps…

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Bob Smith

Bob Smith is a Hall Of Fame farrier and owner of the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School in Plymouth, Calif.

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