Items Tagged with 'cutting horses'


Research Journal: March 2018

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
X-Rays And Cutting Horses Researchers examined presale radiographs of 343 Quarter Horses in training to identify lesions associated with the likelihood of competing in cutting events, the likelihood of earning money and the amount of money earned during their 3- and 4-year-old years.
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Making His Mark as a Cutting Horse Shoer

Texas farrier Jake Whitman draws from his time as a trainer to keep these athletes going
There’s something satisfying about watching a cutting horse doing its job well. The speed, agility and balance of the horse to mirror a cut cow as it desperately tries to return to the safety of its herd is mesmerizing and thrilling all at once.
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Quick-Hit Highlights From The American Association Of Equine Practitioners Convention

Equine veterinarians share research and thoughts on various subjects on equine foot and limb health, primarily related to their use of magnetic resonance imaging
Nearly 2,500 equine veterinarians gathered in Orlando, Fla., in early December 2016 to discuss all aspects of equine health at the American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention. Even among the foot and limb, there is a wide variety of topics surveyed during the gathering. However, among those presentations and discussions, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and soft tissue injuries received a great deal of attention among those interested in the foot and limb.
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What Makes A Good Clip?

Farriers offer critical advice on how to properly apply clipped shoes
When a well-clipped shoe is applied correctly, it sure looks sharp on a horse’s hoof. Some farriers will even go so far as to call them sexy. Proclivities aside, they serve an important function. “Clips are mainly used to improve the security of the shoe on the foot and relieve stress on the nails,” says Tucumcari, N.M., farrier Jim Keith. “They can be applied anywhere around the wall perimeter, but usually only in the anterior half due to their ability to constrict wall movement. They may be used to contain wall flares.”
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Focusing on Breeds & Disciplines

Understanding The Cutting Horse’s Job

When shoeing the cutting horse, apply solid basics with a comprehension of what that athlete needs to do
Doyle Blagg will tell you that shoeing cutting horses isn't rocket science. That's easy for the Collinsville, Texas, farrier to say - he's been on and worked under them for almost 60 years.
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Farrier Tips: Working With Cutting Horses

If you want to work with high-end cutting horses, Collinsville, Texas, farrier Doyle Blagg says you must invest time to develop your ability because a lot will be asked of you to keep these horses going.
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Shoeing for a Living

Third Career is a Charm

California farrier Donnie Karr was 34 before he started his shoeing career, but he’s found that the job fits him as well as he fits shoes
Loomis, Calif., farrier Donnie Karr shapes a shoe while working at a small ranch in Granite City, Calif. Karr has been shoeing full-time for just over 13 years. This particular ranch is home to a number of cutting horses, as well as other horses used in Western riding disciplines.
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