From The Desk Of AFJ

Pat Tearney
From The Desk Of AFJ

Trimming Landmarks Aren't All On The Bottom

Summit Roundtable participants agree on importance of observing stance, gait and hairline before even picking up the hoof

Summit Roundtable participants agree on importance of observing stance, gait and hairline before even picking up the hoof.


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Pat Tearney
From The Desk Of AFJ

It's A Simple Job Except When It's Not

Some thoughts on the K.I.S.S. method of farriery

I've heard a lot of farriers champion the so-called K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) method for horseshoeing. But I've heard some of the same farriers then describe their "simple" system. It includes assessing the horse's conformation, age, work, environment, hoof-horn quality, hoof-wall thickness, sole type, frog health, past history, any current or recent lamnesses or problems, trainer requirements and rider needs and style.


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