There are many methods of trimming that subscribe to balancing the hoof capsule to the internal foot’s axis or center of rotation (COR). Whether you subscribe to theories presented by KC La Pierre or any one of the ever growing number of hoof experts, balancing around the axis of the foot is often central to their work.
The question however is how do you balance the hoof capsule to the internal foot without a definable plane of reference?
The Dynamic Balance Hoof Level is the first tool to offer a reliable plane of reference that when followed results in repeatable dynamic balance of the hoof capsule to that of the internal foot.
The Dynamic Balance Hoof Level presents a plane of reference for the axis plane of the internal foot, allowing the farrier/trimmer to establish balance in all horses, even those with less-than-ideal conformation. Whether you shoe, boot, or trim, this tool will improve your skills, allowing you to achieve consistent, repeatable, and accurate Dynamic Balance.
There are landmarks produced by the internal foot's solar dermis (living tissue) that can be used to identify a plane of reference (axis plane).
The Dynamic Balance Hoof Level enables the trimmer to define this axis plane by referencing those landmarks in the sole of the hoof. Then it is simply a matter of trimming the solar surface of the hoof to the defined axis plane.
Watch this video to learn how the developer of the DBHL identifies the true axis of the foot. VIDEO