To properly understand the specific farrier techniques that are needed for a particular breed of horse, it always helps to learn as much about any breed as possible. Knowing how, where and why the animal was bred, what the owner’s expectations are of the breed and what owners are looking for in farrier work are important assets to obtaining this shoeing work.
It means having to deal with no warning signs and an animal in obvious pain, so it’s no wonder that horse owners never want to hear the word “founder” associated with their horse. It’s an ailment that forces owners to pull out all the stops for the safety of the horse and possibly to save the equine’s life.
Campbell, Texas, farrier and American Farriers Team member Sawyer Spradling demonstrates his approach to tuning a distorted pritchel to a punch, a skill that has served him well when he travels to clinics and competitions.
Missouri Association of Professional Farriers will host its Winter Clinic and Meeting on Dec. 10-11, 2021, at JR’s Equine Spa & Retreat in Pleasant Hope, Mo. The clinicians are Chris Gregory and Mike Norris.
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