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Shoeing for the 21st Century

Track shoer shares hoof-care insights
I've been shoeing horses for more than 20 years at The Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., as well as at other tracks. When I started, the standard shoes for a trotter at that time were 5/8-inch half rounds, often with a big leather pad. A trotter with 4-inch toes wasn’t uncommon.
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Steve Stanley
Shoeing for a Living

From Foal Barns to the Red Mile

Shifting the focus of his practice just a bit made shoeing more enjoyable for this Kentucky farrier
A few years ago, Steve Stanley did virtually all of his hoof-care work at racetracks. It was work he loved — and still loves — but he decided adding a little variety to his shoeing practice might be a good thing.
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Bill Scalzitti

Traveling Light

Track shoer’s rig a good fit in more ways than one

AFTER 30 YEARS, Bill Scalzitti knows what works best for his racetrack shoeing efforts. And it includes a rig design that lets him shoe as conveniently and comfortably as possible.

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