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Shoeing for a Living

Rood & Riddle Podiatry: Up From Humble Beginnings

Return trip to Lexington equine practice finds big changes in 6 years
Our “Shoeing For A Living Days” rarely start at noon. But a couple of cancellations at the Podiatry Shop at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., where I’d been scheduled to spend the day, led to a phone message at my hotel suggesting I wait until then to make my appearance.
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Great Summit Prizes to Last a Lifetime

All attendees at the upcoming International Hoof-Care Summit will go home winners, thanks to the useful, practical knowledge they will take home to improve their businesses and their profits.

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Lucky IHCS Attendee Won an Educational Bonus

For Marvin Howard, a 20-year shoeing veteran from Pataskala, Ohio, “It was a chance in a lifetime.”
Howard was referring to the week he spent in Lexington with equine veterinarian Scott Morrison and his associate, Manfred Ecker, a master farrier. Howard won the prize at the 2007 International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Using the Roller Motion Shoe

Therapeutic shoe slope and raised heels are useful in dealing with a variety of hoof abnormalities
Wouldn't it be great if all horses had correct, perfect or nearly perfect conformation? Then hooves could be easily shod and balanced, the horses would be sound and their owners would be pleased. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has spoiled this farrier dream. In the real world of horseshoeing, neither horses nor their hooves are perfect.
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Shoeing For A Living

A Cold Day in Horse Heaven

Lexington, Ky., horseshoer turned vet devotes practice to footcare
It's a bright but cold Kentucky morning as I head out of Lexington in the direction of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, where I’m to hook up with Scott Morrison for a highly unusual “Shoeing For A Living” day.
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