Center of Balance Indicating Tool
Examples of what the COBIT will look like once on the horse's foot
Balancing on the COBIT
Once the COBIT is on the horse's foot, pick up the offside leg and see if horse can balance.
Foot Tilted Forward
The COBIT is too far back on the horse's foot and will no longer rock.
Foot Tilted Back
The COBIT is too far forward on the horse's foot so must be moved back to find the center of balance.
COBIT Placed Correctly
When the COBIT is placed correctly on the horse's foot it will balance as shown.
How to shoe a horse's front feet and trim the hind feet using the Center of Balance Indicating Tool
The Front Feet
This first section takes you through the inital trim, putting the COBIT on the horse's foot and using it to find the center of balance and breakover.
Discussion on using a broad toed shoe, placing it on the foot and tapping it on
How to complete a barefoot trim on a hind foot and using the COBIT to find center of balance and breakover.