Articles by Jeremy McGovern

Helping Sport Horses Compete Through Suspensory Injuries

Knowing how to do these modifications has become more necessary as suspensory issues have become more prevalent with sport horses
In the sport horse world, certainly at higher levels, problems with the suspensory apparatus have grown. Through his conversations with equine veterinarians, farrier Dave Farley says that they estimate about 80% of the sport horse lameness issues they encounter are somehow related to the suspensory.
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Are You Proactive Or Reactive With Performance Horses?

The key to successfully providing hoof care for the performance horse rests with your ability to be proactive for the horse’s individual needs
When looking at the general horse population, Grant Moon views what he calls the “big middle.” Many of the horses in this populace have been assigned jobs that they just aren’t suitable for to achieve at high levels. But in reality, when the farrier arrives to shoe that horse, his or her opinion on the suitability of the horse to its newly assigned job is irrelevant.
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Family Streak Started In Summit

Pennsylvania farrier Stephen Stoltzfus comes out on top in bar shoe challenge
For the fourth year, VICTORY sponsored the Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise. This challenge was free to enter and participants each received a T-shirt for their efforts. The overall winner earned a belt buckle and free registration to the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS).
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There Is No Farrier Lobby

I'm writing this from Reno, Nev., as the American Farrier's Association wraps up another educational convention. While visiting with the farriers here, I polled a few dozen of them about how concerned they are about the proposed Model Veterinary Practice Act changes by the American Veterinary Medical Association — primarily the removal of the farrier exemption.
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