When the hoof is injured during a race, it is usually the hind foot striking the front and nearly always involves the rear third of the affected hoof. Of course, there are many other ways a horse might incur a hoof, but this particular injury involves the most critical area of racehorse shoeing.
Raul Bras, DVM and certified journeyman farrier, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., points out a different sort of balance problem that farriers may run into, particularly when dealing with lameness cases.
Illinois farrier Vern Powell shares the benefits of looking at feet in terms of steel length instead of a standard factory shoe sizes. It could give you a leg up in a forging competition or when sitting for an examination.
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