Trimming Minis Is No Small Deal

Reversing your ideas about trimming may pay dividends when working with miniature horses
Frank Lupton says miniature horses aren’t just scaled down versions of their full-sized counterparts, especially where the feet are concerned.
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Modifying Keg Shoes

Penciled Heel Helps Keep Concave Shoe From Sticking

Missouri farrier says adaptation improves footing for reining and cutting horses
Lessons learned can have more than one application. Missouri farrier Jamey Carsel, for instance, took something he learned at a Bob Marshall forging clinic and adapted it to a useful keg shoe modification.
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Taking On Hoof Neglect

You pick up a hoof and are appalled by what you see. Here’s how a trio of farriers handle cases of hoof neglect.

NOTHING DISHEARTENS a farrier more than extreme neglect of a horse’s feet.

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Double Jeopardy

Two bad hips threatened Oregon farrier’s new career soon after it started

WHEN RUSSELL STOUT went to Oregon State University’s farrier school in 1999, he was no spring chicken. He had just finished 32 years of employment with International Paper Co. and had two daughters who were in their mid-30s.

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Larry Stevens

Breaking Tradition

Changing your order in shoeing is often the key to safety with many young or problem horses

Like many farriers, Larry Stevens spent years trimming and shoeing in the same sequence. He preferred starting with the left front foot, then the right front.

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