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While at the 2014 Cornell Farrier Conference, American Farriers Journal sat down with four farriers, each running a distinctly different practice, ranging from backyard clients to a veterinary clinic to high-end athletes:
During this session, we talked about a variety of equine footcare topics. However, a popular theme throughout the discussion was issues affecting modern farriery. Here are some thoughts from these four farriers.
Dave, you’ve discussed seeing horses with the wrong type of shoeing. What do you see as the horses come down to Florida?
Dave Farley: It’s not as much a balance issue these days. I think the industry has become so much better, especially with medial-lateral balance.
Instead, with the horses that I see, their problems are more related to the incorrect shoe choice. I see the tendencies of not just one horse, but collectively of the farrier who…