Good Nutrition Aids in Preventing Costly Hoof Problems

Good Nutrition Aids in Preventing Costly Hoof Problems

Healthy hooves are certainly an important part of having a healthy horse. And while many factors contribute to overall hoof health, a well-balanced diet and proper hoof care are among the most important.

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Hall Of Fame Farrier Tips - Volume 2

Hall Of Fame Farrier Tips - Volume 2

The first edition of Hall of Fame Farrier Tips proved so popular that we brought it back with even more valuable hoofcare advice with Hall of Fame Farrier Tips Volume 2. This 52-page report features a collection of practical advice from respected veteran members of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame.
Hoof-Care Anatomy Made Simple Set

Hoof-Care Anatomy Made Simple Set

These four great resources provide you with a solid anatomical foundation critical for effective equine footcare. This package delivers a deeper understanding of how your trim and shoes will affect the inner structure of the hoof including the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
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Hoof Capsule Studies

Hoof Capsule Studies

Hayes, owner of Horse Science in West Boxford, Mass., has teamed up with University of Minnesota veterinarian Turner on this 16-page, full-color report featuring more than a dozen of her models, complete with detailed and labeled anatomical descriptions and a shoeing rationale for each. Farriers, trainers and veterinarians will find it an invaluable aid in explaining hoof problems.
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