Rocker toes are an excellent way to change the breakover of the foot. With a rocker toe, you can move the breakover back while still supporting the dorsal hoof wall. This is one advantage that a rocker toe has over a square toe.
When it comes to aluminum, a lot of farriers would prefer leaving the making of a horseshoe to the manufacturer. But there are ways to help simplify working aluminum bar stock into a good, useable shoe.
Hammer clinching is not as popular as using clinchers among modern farriers. One reason is that it can be a little difficult to learn. Another downside is that some horses do not stand as well for hammer clinching as they do when clinchers are used.
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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