Ron Perszewski

Ron Perszewski

Ron Perszewski is a freelance writer and former associate editor of Ameri­can Farriers Journal.

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The Pros and Cons of Top Dressing the Foot

Farriers discuss the benefits, potential problems and value
Farriers agree on the definition of top dressing as the practice of rasping the top side of the hoof to remove any flares or other distortions before shaping the shoe and putting it on. Not all agree, though, that it’s the right thing to do.
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Manage Leverage to Treat Lameness

Colorado farrier continues his research and development of unconventional therapeutic shoes
Drawing on 60 years of experience, master farrier Gene Ovnicek says he and other horseshoers are finally reaching a point where they can help prevent lameness with advanced hoof mapping, reduced ground surface and his newest development, the Freedom Shoe.
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ELPO Hoof Mapping Method Helps Farriers Trim Feet Better

Process assists in identifying critical internal structures during hoof care
As director of education of the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization (ELPO), Steve Foxworth is a strong advocate of the organization’s hoof mapping method. The Loveland, Colo., farrier believes the approach can help farriers recognize hoof distortions while being aware of the tip of P3 and the center of the coffin joint.
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Farrier Strives To Learn More By Hitting The Road

A 7-month journey provides answers and more importantly, improved knowledge and skill
Virginia farrier Paul Papdatos embarked on a 7-month journey to ride along with almost 2-dozen colleagues in order to learn and improve his skills and education. Find out what he learned and how you can apply it to your practice in the November 2018 issue of American Farriers Journal.
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