Stuart Muir

Stuart Muir

Stuart Muir is resident farrier at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

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Sport Horse Presents Tough, Unresolved Case

Presented with a horse not responding to hoof-care, farrier Stuart Muir tries different footcare strategies to achieve soundness
As farriers, when we are managing therapeutic cases, we like to see our work benefit the horse so that it can return to the same capacity that it was previously working in. Of course, that isn’t always the case and despite our best efforts, many horses won’t return to their previous levels of performance — or at all.
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Employ Alternative Trimming Methods To Manage Ailments

Proactive approaches can help resolve distortion and related lamenesses

Hydration levels in horses’ hooves will change dramatically not only from location-to-location, but also with naturally occurring seasonal change.

Competitive sport horses that compete at different regional locations might encounter higher saturation levels multiple times within the year and these continually changing circumstances can be detrimental to the overall health of the equine hoof.


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