Articles Tagged with ''Barefoot''

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Cold Weather

Meteorologists are predicting a return of well below normal temperatures. How do you protect yourself and continue working during periods like this?
Few corners of the United States have been able to escape the recent frigid temperatures, snow and ice. How do you protect yourself and continue working during periods like this?
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You and Your Horse's Feet

The Barefoot Question

Whether this will work for your horse or not depends on the details
A growing number of horses today are staying barefoot. Some are ridden with hoof boots, but many are ridden barefoot and can withstand the stresses we used to think could only be handled with shoes.
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Barefoot Or Shod

How many of the horses on your books are barefoot vs shod? If an owner is interested in going barefoot or shod, what factors will you consider before making the transformation?
How many of the horses on your books are barefoot vs shod? If an owner is interested in going barefoot or shod, what factors will you consider before making the transformation?
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Farriers' Roundtable

I have encountered quite a bit of seedy toe recently. Is it always best to shoe the foot after debriding it? What if the horse has usually gone barefoot?
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A New York Yankee in a Cattle King's Court

Farrier Steve Kraus takes part in a Montana roundup and does a little barefoot vs. shod observation on the side
When some friends of ours told us about the ZN Ranch cattle roundup in northern Montana, events were set in motion for my wife, Betsy, and I, as well as friends Tacie and Peter, to go on an adventure.
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