Articles Tagged with ''Rocker Toe''

Breaking in Keg Shoes

Breaking in Keg Shoes

California farrier says making a few minor adjustments improves the fit.

When you buy a new pair of boots, they may need a little “breaking in” before they’ll fit comfortably.


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Shoeing for a Living

A Long Star Shoeing Storm

Five Texas farriers demonstrate how teamwork, camaraderie and efficiency pay off in their hoof-care work

The day is already warming up as Bill Poor and Nick Hannan leave a Denny's restaurant just a few miles from the George H.W. Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas, where they've stopped for breakfast and get ready to head out to start their day shoeing horses.


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Basics & Patience Can Go A Long Way

Prominent equine vet Al Kane knows first-hand that even neglected, foundered feet might respond to fundamental shoeing techniques
Hall of Fame equine veterinarian Al Kane remembers him simply as “Bob,” a neglected pony who proved that sometimes it pays to rely on the basics to help a horse that can’t go anymore.
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Inside the Perimeter: Setting The Shoe Back

Shoeing to support caudal support that doesn't have to be complicated and helps a lot of horses

As we all know, each association has its own set of guidelines for judging competence as far as certifications and competitions are concerned. However, the "perimeter fit" is not the only method for shoeing a horse, though many times it is the most appropriate one.


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NYPD Shoe

Farrier explains how the horses who carry New York's Tallest are kept safe and sound and shares what he's learned about traction
The New York City Police Department has 100 horses to patrol the city's five boroughs.
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Research Journal

A retrospective case series was used to identify the types of problems associated with lameness and poor performance among barrel racing horses presented for these complaints.


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Jim Poor's Shoeing Almanac

Check out these valuable shoeing tips from one of the country’s most skilled farriers
Few farriers have had more success in both shoeing horses and in forging competitions than Jim Poor. Here are a few of the shoeing philosophies and tips that the American Farrier’s Association Certified Journeyman Farrier from Midland, Texas, shared last year during a clinic at Centaur Forge in Burlington, Wis.
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