Items Tagged with 'weight distribution'


Don’t Let The Hinds Become An Afterthought

English farrier explains how he assesses a horse behind for conformation and balance
Assessing a horse’s conformation is a staple for farriers, and for good reason. Certain conformations offer an understanding of movement, wear and potential lamenesses. “We’re all familiar with different types of conformation in the front limbs,” English farrier Sam Head told attendees at the mid-November Thoro’Bred Extravanza in Anaheim, Calif. “But how many of us truly consider the same in the horse’s hind?”
Read More
Book Notes

Balance From A "Classic" Perspective

For this master of shoeing trotters, the topic was a major concern

With balance being so critical to the success of trotting horses, it’s no wonder that Charles Arthur McLellan devoted a lot of space to the topic in his 1927 book, “The Art Of Shoeing And Balancing The Trotter,” which has been reissued by American Farriers Journal as part of “The Farrier Classics” series.

Read More

Start Foals Off On Right Foot

Conformation and balance are important to every horse, but when dealing with foals it's a must
CONFORMATION AND UNEVEN weight distribution can have major effects on limb structure and foot shape in mature horses.
Read More

Top Articles

Current Issue


American Farriers Journal

American Farriers Journal is the “hands-on” magazine for professional farriers, equine veterinarians and horse care product and service buyers.
View More

Must Read Free Eguides

Download these helpful knowledge building tools

View More
Top Directory Listings