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December 2012 American Farriers Journal

Shoeing Along The
Colorado Front Range
Farrier J.D. Downs is becoming known for his work with reining horses, in part because he never hesitates to seek advice from his mentors. By Pat Tearney

Farrier And Firefighter
Texas shoer’s dual career has its benefits — literally. By John Bradshaw

Wire Cut, Infection Takes
7 Years of Treatment
A serious pastern injury and later infection to the sensitive lamina almost cost a Quarter Horse its life. By Dorothy Stephenson

What You’re Doing Today
Affects Your Health Down The Road
Repetitive stresses, poor work habits and small injuries build up over time, creating damage you’re not aware of until it’s too late. By Lisa Kemp

Nothing Normal About Zoo Work
Working on the feet of wild animals is not only gratifying, but also very challenging and educational.  By Frank Lessiter

There’s More Than One Kind Of Heel Pain
Farriers face heel problems almost daily, but it’s important to understand that there are different causes, requiring different approaches. By Christi Corp–Minamiji

Product Basics: Getting The Right Fit With Aluminum
Solid tips from people who have learned their way around working with these important shoes. By Pat Tearney

Understanding What You See Before, During And After
You can’t deliver hoof care without building a thorough and consistent system of evaluating horse’s feet. By Jeremy McGovern

A Day Of Shoeing Backyard Horses Includes The Good And The Bad —
But Mostly Good
Pennsylvania farrier sees variety — in horses, barns as well as clients. By Pat Tearney

When It’s Time To End A Business Relationship With Backyard Clients
The reasons may differ, but to have a long, prosperous career with backyard clients, it means you likely will have to fire some of them. By Jeremy McGovern

Tackling High-Low Syndrome From The High Side
Pennsylvania farrier finds focusing on getting upright hoof under control first helps bring the feet into closer symmetry. By Todd Allen


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