Wayne Preece

Wayne Preece

Wayne Preece has been a farrier for 3 decades and is a fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers.

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Applying the Heart-Bar Horseshoe

Therapeutic shoe can be a helpful solution in certain hoof-care cases, but a detriment if incorrectly applied

The heart-bar shoe is arguably one of the most used and recognized therapeutic shoes in modern farriery. The late Burney Chapman popularized the use of the heart bar. The Lubbock, Texas, farrier reintroduced the shoe to the farrier industry, most notably at the 1984 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention with fellow legend Dr. George Platt.



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Compensation or Conformation?

When we are trimming, we can have dramatic effects on the horse that perhaps we don’t realize. Uneven foot dressing can cause horses to adopt a stance that might be mistaken for poor conformation. One of the first things that I ask is whether a horse has poor conformation or adopted a compensatory stance? One is easy to fix, while the other is not.
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