Disciplines & Breeds

Reiner Farriers Focus on More Than the Slide

Texas farrier offers insight into keeping these equine athletes going
The slide is the most recognized maneuver in reining, yet there’s much more to the sport than making dirt fly. Keeping that in mind, the farrier must shoe the reiner for all of the maneuvers, all the while playing a pivotal role in keeping the reiner in the show ring.
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Shoeing For A Living

Training the Next Generation of West Texas Farriers

Blane Chapman and his brothers emphasize education and fundamentals in their hoof-care practices
When shoeing in Lubbock, Texas, there’s a good chance that the farrier is working on a Quarter Horse. It’s also a good bet that the farrier is either a Chapman or someone who has worked for a Chapman.
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Farrier Q&A

What horses do you typically provide hoof-care for and what percentage has high-low hooves? How do you manage high-low on these horses?

I provide hoof care to Thoroughbreds, hacks, show jumper, dressage and 3-day eventer horses. About 12% had high-low hooves — here in Australia we call it “grass hoof.” It’s caused by the horse continually only putting one foot forward to feed.
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