Should Farriers Give Clients Tack Advice?

Some provide insight, some decline, but most recommend experts
Some horse owners might have a slew of equine professionals at their fingertips - trainers, instructors, veterinarians, nutritionists and fitters. Yet, others are on their own and trust one of the equine professionals they interact with - their farrier.
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Keeping Trail Horses On The Trails

Several farriers share how they manage the footcare challenges of weekend trail riders
A lot of discussion and worry surround trimming and shoeing performance horses. But the truth of the matter is that the majority of farriers handle backyard and pleasure horses.
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Changing the Way You Work

With bodily pain and discomfort, you must pay attention to what your body is telling you
Most farriers can list a number of physical ailments. For some it's the back. Others suffer from tennis elbow. But what few realize is that a simple change of posture under the horse and beginning daily exercise can ward off part of the cumulative work trauma.
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Balanced Diet Leads to Healthy Hooves

Much like the canary in the coal mine that identifies a dangerous situation, nutrient deficiencies often show up in the hoof wall and sole growth before they’re readily observed in the rest of the horse
Their show hunter, the owners tell you, pulls its head to one side, fights with the rider and has straightness issues. As you examine the horse, you find excessive wear on the left toe.
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