Horse Racing

"Handedness" in Horses

An Australian farrier's observations on side dominance in horses' feet

Horses don’t have hands, of course, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a dominant side. And this left- or right-handedness is an important concern for farriers, trainers and riders.

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David Farmilo
Farrier Innovations

Balancing The Hoof My Way

Australian farrier says his method can eliminate many common hoof problems

What does it mean to “Balance the Hoof?” Ask a farrier if he balances a hoof and he will say, “Yes.” Ask him to describe how he balances it and he will generally describe very convoluted ways of doing so without having any specific reference points for others to copy.

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