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Defining The Hoof Quarters

The prevalence of caudal foot problems leads Hall Of Fame farrier to spell out the critical, yet elusive, description
The front half of a horse’s hoof has been the center of trimming and shoeing discussions for quite some time. Specifically, finding the ideal breakover point has been the focus of countless conversations and endless training. Lafayette, Ind., farrier Danvers Child points out that the vast majority of hoof issues occur in the back half of the foot, not the front.
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Farrier Fosters Community Support Through Independent Workshop

Chris Niclas, a farrier from Sequim, Wash., believes that the equine community benefits when its members work together to improve as a group and as individuals. This belief led him to start an independent workshop and support group for equine industry professionals, including farriers, barefoot trimmers, veterinarians and equine practitioners.
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New Cornell University Farrier Class Breaks Glass Ceiling

Cornell University admitted three new students to its exclusive farrier program in January 2017, continuing an educational tradition that has been upheld for more than 100 years. However, this particular class differs from all others because, for the first time in the program’s history, the three students selected for the program are all women.
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[Podcast] A Conversation With Simon Curtis

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by SmartPak, Editor Jeremy McGovern sat down with Newmarket farrier, Dr. Simon Curtis.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by SmartPak, Editor Jeremy McGovern sat down with Newmarket farrier Dr. Simon Curtis.
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