Articles by Michael Austin

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As acute laminitis sets in, the Aqua Boot can be used to make the horse more comfortable until help arrives
Farriers know that the old adage of bringing the laminitic horse to the creek is easier said than done.
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Horseshoeing 101

While you have to watch out for the serious hoof problems, don’t forget about proper physiologic horseshoeing

It's nothing fancy. It’s not going to win you any awards or get your face on the cover of a magazine, but shoeing and trimming a horse with proper physiologic principles will make you a better farrier and, more importantly, keep your horses’ feet healthy, according to Dr. Stephen O’Grady.

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Motoring Around The Mountains In A Strong, Colorful Rig

Colorado farrier is easily recognizable in professional-looking vehicle
Neil Miller wouldn't want to show up at a customer’s barn with just his name plastered on the side of a marginal-looking shoeing rig. Instead, the Brighton, Colo., farrier has his name inscribed within a colorful mural painted on the side of his brand-new, fancy rig.
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Local Association Spotlight

Plenty Of Hooves, But No Horses!

Check out why this spin on a “Dead Leg Clinic” is a fantastic idea plus the importance of keeping tools sharp
Whether you are an active member of a local shoeing organization or not, the “Local Association Spotlight” is the place to be to listen in on the best shoeing ideas coming out of the United States and Canada.
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Free Clinic And A Free Shoeing Equals More Clients

California farrier Nigel Starkey has an innovative way of combining advertising with education
The crowd gathers in a barn on a Saturday or Sunday morning in southern California. It’s a group of horse owners who are looking for answers to their hoof questions, who want to learn more about their horses’ feet or who are looking for a new shoer. But, no matter the reason, they’re all here to see one person — Nigel Starkey.
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Shoeing the Forgotten Horse

Saddlebred shoers are few and far between, which is a cause for concern for Iowa farrier
You work in better-than-average barns and shoe some of the top horses in the country. So, why then, aren’t there more Saddlebred shoers in the United States? It’s a question Clinton, Iowa, farrier Rick Medd, still doesn’t have a definitive answer to and it’s a question he wants explored by today’s farriers.
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