Michigan’s Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed into law an amendment to Michigan’s Equine Activity Liability Act (“EALA”) that targets its exceptions — sections of the law on which people can file equine-related personal injury lawsuits.
Lincoln Chafee, the former Rhode Island governor and former senator, is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, with zero chance at winning — leaving everyone wondering why he’s doing it, just as the horse trainers in Canada wondered what he was doing there almost 40 years ago, shoeing horses.
If you threw Billy Huffman into a time machine and sent him 200 years into the past he’d be just fine. That’s because Huffman has spent a lifetime mastering a trade whose technology and tools haven’t changed much in the last 2,000 years.
It is a time-honored but false assumption that gals just can’t out-muscle unruly horses or take the back-bending work like guys can. But Eli Pettitt uses “leverage and my brain” rather than brawn when dealing with problem farrier customers.
In recent years, veterinarians and equine scientists have tested the effectiveness of stem cells in the healing process for soft tissue injuries, and the podiatrists at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital have examined their usefulness in laminitis cases. The results of a 3-year survey of cases and results have been encouraging in some circumstances.
Illinois farrier Vern Powell shares the benefits of looking at feet in terms of steel length instead of a standard factory shoe sizes. It could give you a leg up in a forging competition or when sitting for an examination.
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