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Cornell's Equine Seminar Series presents "Understanding the Geometry of Shoeing the Hind End”


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3/23/21 6:00 am EST


Location: Virtual: Zoom Link
United States

Event Description

There are a lot of forces at work which impact the powerful hind end of the horse. Steve Kraus, CJF and Head of Cornell Farrier Services will explain how proper geometry and trimming lead to improved performance during Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s March Equine Seminar Series, on Tuesday, March 23 from 6 – 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Kraus is an American Farriers Association, Certified Journeyman Farrier who has been the head of Farrier Services and a Sr. Lecturer of Large Animal Surgery, at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and the instructor of the Farrier School there since 2010. Prior to that, he worked for over 40 years in his own farrier business in Central New York. He is known for troubleshooting lame, injured, and underperforming horses and has shod horses of practically every breed and discipline. He has lectured to farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners all over the US, Canada, South America, and Europe. He has been a featured speaker at the International Hoof Care Summit, Laminitis Conference, Equine Affaire, and the American Farriers Association Convention. Steve has written many articles published in the American Farriers Journal, The Horse Journal, and The Professional Farrier. In 2016, he was inducted into the International Farriers Hall of Fame. 

The Cornell Equine Seminar Series is presented by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Hospital, the New York State 4-H Horse Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Held on the second Tuesday of most months, equine experts present on important equine health and management topics. The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to register with Len Johnson at

For additional information about the college, see the College of Veterinary Medicine news website.

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