Super, Super Prizes!

SUMMIT SHOW-STOPPER. One lucky Summit attendee will head home with a fully articulated equine skeleton valued at $15,000. With this super learning tool, there’s won’t be any excuse for the not knowing every bone in the horse’s body!

We’ve added a pair of exciting educational tools that will enable two attendees at this year’s fourth annual International Hoof-Care Summit to greatly expand their footcare knowledge.

Attendees will be entered in a drawing for two prizes — featuring a combined value of $20,000. These two exciting prizes include:

  • A full-sized articulated equine skeleton valued at $15,000 from New York farrier Walter F. Varcoe.
  • An opportunity to spend 5 days (a $5,000 value) learning more about therapeutic footcare from Dr. Scott Morrison and his veterinarian and farrier crew in the podiatry unit at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

A Bone-afied Prize!

Shown in photos both here and on the cover, these full-size equine skeletons are created from euthanized horses by farrier Walter Varcoe of Port Jarvis, N.Y. Varcoe became interested in creating full equine skeletons, leg columns and skulls while running the mounted police stable at a medium-security corrections facility in Otisville, N.Y.

Besides running the stable and serving as a mounted patrol-training officer, Varcoe ran the correction facility’s composting operation. “I’d always wanted to see if I could create an anatomically correct model of an equine leg, but never seemed to get around to it,” he says.

“One day a horse shattered its radius and had to be…

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Frank lessiter

Frank Lessiter

Frank Lessiter has spent more than 50 years in the agricultural and equine publishing business. The sixth generation member to live on the family’s Centennial farm in Michigan, he is the Editor/Publisher of American Farriers Journal.

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