From the AFJ Archives: December 2017

December 1993 — High Nails VS Low Nails
1993 ARTICLE OVERVIEW This was a succinct illustrated piece created by North Carolina farrier Donald Jones in 1993. In it, he questions whether keeping horses on a tight schedule (every 4 weeks) is necessary in many cases, or is it an artificial cycle length due to poor footcare. The main culprit he saw was driving nails too low.
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Grooving The Hoof For Founder

For more than 20 years, grooving has helped this farrier overcome serious founder concerns

During a panel discussion at the 2005 International Hoof-Care Summit, I outlined a different style for trimming ponies that have suffered from chronic founder.

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