Anatomy

Shoes or Slippers

Comfortable feet come from shoeing to the properly determined conformation of each individual horse
Providing comfortable shoes is an issue of anatomy that goes beyond a horse’s foot — all the way up its leg and into the shoulder, according to Jim Ferrie, an International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame member living and working in Newmilns, Ayrshire, Scotland.
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Making Sense Of Hoof Balance

Several theories and models are available, but knowing which principles to choose and when to use them can make the difference between soundness and lameness
Farriers understand the need to balance every foot they trim, yet hoof balance might be one of the least understood concepts in shoeing.
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Veterinarians' Roundtable

I believe there are several effects on the tissues and vasculature within the foot when the horse’s foot is primarily suspended by the perimeter hoof wall, thus suspending the sole, frog and bars from the ground. To understand these effects, it is important to review how the foot functions.
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Not Fixed, But More Comfortable

Texas farrier uses Super Fast to improve the performance of an injured horse

TOOEY IS A a dapple gray gelding mix raised at the Herrick Thoroughbred Farm located in Lucas, Texas. He is approximately 16 hands tall and is 7 years old.


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