Steve Teichman

Steve Teichman

Stephen Teichman is a retired farrier based in Unionville, Pa. He was a farrier for 45 years, including many years as a farrier for the United States Equestrian Team. This research was conducted as part of the Royal Veterinary College’s Equine Locomotor Research program for farriers.

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How Modifications Affect Breakover

This study examines the effects of front shoe-surface modifications in the sport horse on the speed of breakover during the walk and trot on artificial and solid surfaces

In recent history, shoeing has had two primary requirements: protect the hoof capsule and alter the horse’s performance (Adams and Stashak, 2002). When it comes to enhancing performance and altering kinematics, toe-surface modifications are of key importance in the veterinary and farrier professions (Hüppler et al., 2016).


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Better Practices for Making Stud Holes for Sport Horse Shoes

Following these guidelines will help ensure a proper and usable stud hole for your sport horse clients to use.
Most likely, if you work with sport horses, you’ve drilled and tapped shoes for them. Horses need additional traction from time to time — more than a shoe can provide. Removable studs provide a reasonably effective solution to this issue, but is it hardly fool proof.
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“Watch Over” The Horse

In language, the “serv” in observing has Latin roots meaning to “watching over.” When we as farriers look at horses, we’ve committed to a very detailed act. We need to teach ourselves to “watch over.”
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