Originally Posted by Patty Stiller
NO. She didn't. I have been at this a lot longer than her or probably any of you and know first hand the timelines of where and when a lot of it came from. Much (most) of it was from other people and developed LONG before her. She uses nearly verbatum some of Gene Ovnicek's stuff from nearly 20 years ago.
I can't stand plagiarists.
She needs to give credit where credit is due.
Well, without knowing who Gene Ovnicek is (sorry, I know that would help this conversation hugely) all I can say is that again, I've seen her dissect, analyze, learn, and tweak how she trims repeatedly over the huge timespan of her videos. If there are things she did say verbatim, then it's totally possible she's studied and been heavily influenced by others works and in that case yes, she could mention it and give other people the chance to go study those same materials. But it's also completely possible to reach the same conclusions. Two people, 20 years apart, looking at horses with the same hoof pathologies could absolutely find the same truth and sound very similar.
Besides where the material came from, that alone shouldn't be reason to hate her - if you disagree with the trimming techniques that's one thing, but if you don't then it can only be seen as a good thing that she's out there on a pretty popular channel educating people for free. Her videos are really easy to follow along with (if you have patience, she tends to drone on sometimes and repeat herself) and that visual of watching someone trim, and being able to go back and rewatch, re-think what she's doing is so so valuable for people who really have no idea about hooves but want to learn.