Articles by Red Renchin

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Don’t Forget The Back End

Essential strategies for taking care of horse’s hinds range from paying attention to the basics to teaming up with veterinarians
Because of the economics of raising and competing horses many disciplines are geared to the young horse. This, bluntly speaking, minimizes expenses used on a loser.
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Getting Ahead With Glue-On Shoes

Good planning and attention to detail will help you master this skill so you can better serve your clients and their horses
Invariably, the time will come when you get a desperate call telling you that Spot has pulled his shoe off - with most of the foot still attached to it. After affirming that the foot is not bleeding and Spot is still walking on it, you can assure the client that Spot is not permanently damaged and can be helped.
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Client Interest in Non-Metal Horseshoes Fuels A Growth In Their Use

Less weight, more flexibility and easing concussion are seen as pluses for these alternatives to steel and aluminum
Contrary to popular belief, the concept of non-metal horseshoes is not a recent phenomenon. Some of the first horsemen used sandals made of rice straw or leather to protect their horse's feet. Metal shoes solved obvious durability problems these earlier versions had, but also created the issue of concussion, particularly on hard surfaces.
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Getting Started With Foal Extensions

Before you start applying these useful products, be sure you understand the condition you’re trying to address
Horse breeders are some of the most daring gamblers in the world. The enterprise is full of risks, from getting the mare in foal, keeping her in foal to term and finally delivering a live foal that is correct and strong.
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Passing The Club Foot Exam

Not all club feet are the same, so understanding grading systems can help you better determine how best to help a particular foal with this all-too-common problem
I was curious to see if club feet in horses was a topic of interest to the horse-owning public. I Googled it and came up with over 42,000 hits.
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The Basics of Drilling and Tapping

When horses need extra traction to perform, clients expect a farrier to be able to quickly and efficiently prepare horseshoes for studs
A sport horse that jumps in competition presents an interesting mixture of courage and fear. It must be brave enough to go to the fence and jump it, but be fearful enough of hurting itself that it will make sufficient effort not to knock anything down.
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The Peak Of The Summit

Footcare pros share some of the moments from the 10th annual International Hoof-Care Summit that left them saying “WOW!”
In the movie Forest Gump, the title character tells a reporter that his mother used to say, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get.”
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