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February 2013

2MT - Two Minutes With Tab - Protection

on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 19:59

Hi Y'all

In this latest 2MT video, I talk about protecting your horse's feet with shoeing and various padding materials.  I go over a range of shoes, as well as padding options.  This is one of my longer videos, but I hope you enjoy it none the less! We got some great footage and were able to show different hoof conditions after various pad materials were pulled from their feet.  Hopefully this will give you an idea of which package will work best for your horse.

Enjoy!

Tab Pigg

2MT - Tech Question - Sole Depth: What is Good Depth?

on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 00:05
2MT - Tech Question - Sole Depth: What is Good Depth?

Hi Y'all, 

As I receive tech questions, I will post them here so that they can help anyone else with the same question.  This one has to do with proper sole depth.  I've attached the video segment on sole depth below in case you missed it the first time around. 

Question:

Hi, just watched your video on sole depth. Our quarter pony (700lbs, 17 year old gelding) was just radio graphed (nerve blocked prior to that and the lameness was definitely in hoof) and the vet said that he has thin soles. 8mm in the left and 10mm in the right. He is obviously lame and tender footed. My vet said the sole should be closer to 20mm? He's getting shoes on Monday.

2MT - Tech Question - How do Wild Horses get Their Traction?

on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 23:40

Hi Y'all,

In my most recent 2MT video, I discuss reasons to shoe your horse.  In the first episode, I make a case for shoeing your horses  to provide traction.  You can watch the video by clicking on it below. 

After that episode posted, I received a technical question from a young lady.  She wanted to know how wild horses would get their traction since they are naturally unshod.  This was a great question and one that I thought I should go ahead and explain here so that you all could see the answer.  Here's how I responded:

The toe of the feral horse breaks the ground, providing traction, and the frog of the wild horse acts as a rudder.