Rooney on the Internet?

Rooney on the Internet?

Post by RMEERDI » Sat, 04 Feb 1995 10:45:53


There has been some recent disucssion in this group about Rooney's Video
Guide to Lameness and a request for viewers comments or reviews.  Rooney's
Video Guide is actually a two-part series covering the front leg; and the
back and hind leg.  I think its excellent but I readily admit bias since
my company produced it.

But getting to the point of this post--Most subscriber's are "hands--on"
horsepeople.  Rooney, of course, is a world-class expert on equine
lameness and biomechanics.  As most know, he is the former head of the
Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky.  He's  just
the type of guy most horse people would like to chat with.

It occurs to me that rec.equestrian just might be a vehicle for an exhange
of information.  Subscribers could post their questions to Rooney here
and, periodically - say twice a month or so - he could post his answers.
It might be fun, informative and, best of all, free!

Please post your thoughts on this idea.  If it has merit, I will take it
up with him when we have dinner in Lexington later this month (I'll try to
slip in the idea of yet another demand on his time at a point he least
expects it  - probably sometime after we finish our second botttle of wine
and before desert.

Let me know what you think

Russell Meerdink  
The Russell Meerdink Company Ltd.
Publishers to Race & Sport Horse Owners
(414) 725-0955

 
 
 

Rooney on the Internet?

Post by maz.. » Mon, 06 Feb 1995 12:00:58

I would love the opportunity to pick the good Doctor's brain. I
have his book on lameness and am contemplating getting his
videos. I'm sure they are excellent. I don't know if you could
arrange it, but I noticed that you are on AOL. I subscribe to
it, too and you probably know that they have a large horse
forum section broken up into breeds. I hang out on the TB
Racing forum. We have a live chat every Sunday night in the
Arena Sports section at 9pm CST, 10 EST. We have about 30
participants composed of Owners, trainers, a few jockeys,
handicappers and have lively sessions lasting about an hour. I
invite you and Dr. Rooney to drop in any Sunday night. You
would be very welcome. - Mike Mazoue'

 
 
 

Rooney on the Internet?

Post by Phillip, which means lover of hors » Wed, 08 Feb 1995 14:30:04

WOW!  Sounds like a neat idea...it be wonderful to have someone like
Rooney contribute to rec.eq!

Anyway, I'm curious as to what Rooney thinks about how leg length and
shoeing contributes to "engraining" movement into the horse, which  
creates secondary problems that may not be clinicly related back to
shoeing as the horse is not obviously lame.  More specificly, what Tony
Gonzales espouses in his Proper Balance Movement theory.

Phillip
San Francisco


Quote:

>...Rooney, of course, is a world-class expert on equine
>lameness and biomechanics.  ... former head of the
>Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky.
>...the type of guy most horse people would like to chat with.

>...rec.equestrian ... Subscribers could post their questions to Rooney here
>and, periodically - say twice a month or so - he could post his answers.
>It might be fun, informative and, best of all, free!...
>Russell Meerdink  
>The Russell Meerdink Company Ltd.
>Publishers to Race & Sport Horse Owners
>(414) 725-0955