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Prosthetic Leg Gives Horse Second Chance

Four-year-old Bet On A Star will run again after losing his hoof, reports WPTV. Better known as “81,” this Quarter Horse will be fitted with a prosthetic device near the end of 2018. After Hurricane Irma hit his barn in August 2017, 81 was stranded in standing water for days. A cut on his ankle became infected with a waterborne disease, which later led to complications, and as a result, he lost a hoof.
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Study Links Asymmetrical Force Vectors With Uneven Hooves

Naturally, asymmetries can be found in humans as well as horses. When it comes to horses, the typical forms of structural asymmetry are in bone size, muscular development and hoof dimensions. It has been noted by Sarah Jane Hobbs, et al, in their recently-published study that about 5% of Dutch Warmbloods have uneven dorsal hoof wall angles in the front limbs. The development of this unevenness can often be attributed to horses favoring one side or the other, often termed sidedness.
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What Does A Barrel Horse Need To Succeed?

Appropriate hoof care will help provide the confidence a barrel horse needs
Every barrel-racing client has a singular personality. Each one will want something different from a farrier, and often what is valued most will vary from horse to horse. Lindsay HaroldBouquillon is the kind of client whom farriers wish they had more of in their shoeing book. The Oxford, Conn., barrel racer is a horsewoman who has been riding most of her life.
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Trimming, Shoeing Backyard Horses Critical To Farrier Success

While trimming and shoeing backyard horses is a great way to get started in the business, this part of the footcare market still represents a large portion of income for many veteran farriers
Working with backyard horses represents the “bread and butter” of many farrier businesses. In fact, data from the 2016 American Farriers Journal “Farrier Business Practices Survey” indicates 92% of all farriers work with a number of backyard horse owners.
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What Causes Supporting Limb Laminitis?

Improving circulation in loaded foot is the key to avoiding disease
Barbaro was expected to break the Triple Crown drought in 2006 by becoming the first colt to claim the illustrious title in nearly 3 decades. He handily won the Kentucky Derby and was the favorite to win the Preakness Stakes.
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Colorado Farrier Embraces Learning Opportunities To Benefit Horses

Steve Foxworth incorporates a mindset of learning and growth in his life and hoof-care practice
Failure is not an option, or so we’ve been told. If you ask Steve Foxworth, though, failure not only is an option, it’s embraced. You see, there are more learning opportunities in failure than there are in success.
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