Each day, American Farriers Journal encounters a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at an aspect of the equine industry. Our favorite content for "This Week" is aggregated here. We hope it offers a useful tip to improve your hoof-care business, expands your knowledge by giving you something new to ponder, or entertains you when you need a break most.
- Barrel Horse is Ready to Rock 'n' Roll
- Understanding Equine Conformation
- Where are They Now: Carl Via
- Long Toe, Low Heels
- Reprofile Your Knife
When he encounters a barrel racing horse with negative plantar (hind) angles and a crushed lateral heel, Brock, Texas, farrier, Lee Olsen of Olsen Equine modifies a St. Croix CrossOver Shoe into a rocker shoe with the goal of rocking the foot forward, allowing the compromised heels to be relieved. The black line drawn on the hoof is the highest part of the rocker.
International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame member Robert Bowker, DVM, PhD continues his discussion of the effects of a long toe low heel trim on structures of the horse's hoof with Sure Foot Equine Stability Founder Wendy Murdoch