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HORSE OWNERS LOVE their animals unconditionally but many of them don’t know the first thing about taking care of hooves. While it’s the farriers job to deal with the feet, owners need to be more aware of the hoof during the normal 4 to 6 weeks between shoeings.
That’s where Henry Heymering’s book, Hoof Care For Horses, comes into play. In just 32 pages Heymering outlines in detail the proper way for your owners to care for their horses’ feet.
Heymering tackles issues such as cleaning hooves, finding a good hoof-care professional and holding a horse during a shoeing. He also writes about evaluating a shoeing job, shoe problems, hoof wall problems and internal hoof diseases to give owners a detailed overview of what it takes to keep a horse’s feet healthy in this booklet that makes a great gift for your shoeing clients.
Horse owners get the best of both worlds from this book as it is written by a farrier who also knows his way around the written word. Heymering, who felt there was a void in farrier education, founded the American Farriers Journal in 1975.
Heymering’s writing skills are on display as his 32-page text (retail $3.95) smoothly flows from one subject to the next. While the topic he is presenting is complex, his writing makes it easy for a horse owner, beginning farrier or even a person off the street to understand the need for proper hoof care.
This shoeing legend does more than…