Items Tagged with 'Paul Goodness'


Fetlock Support Shoe Helps Suspensory Ligament Injuries

Use of a long-forgotten shoe can speed up the healing process by reducing the amount of stress often found with these types of injuries
With performance horses and racehorses, suspensory ligament injuries are often a significant cause of lameness. Most importantly, the constant stress placed on these ligaments after an injury occurs can be a major concern during the healing process.
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More Thoughts On Breakover

Hoof-care professionals talk about the topic often, but sometimes aren’t even starting from the same definition
Breakover. Enhancing breakover. Easing breakover. Changing breakover. It's one of the most frequently used terms in the farrier vocabulary. Everyone seems to have thoughts and opinions and - surprise, surprise - they often aren't the same.
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Therapeutic Shoeing

Proper Planning, Teamwork Play Big Role

Advancements in materials and techniques offer hope for serious injuries, but place premium on continuing hoof-care education
Therapeutic shoeing has made great advances in the past few decades, partly because there’s more interest in this specialty, and also because of the development of better methods for dealing with therapeutic situations.
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Filling the Middle Ground in Farrier Education

Virginia practice offers innovative farrier internship program

Paul Goodness has long been a big believer in helping young farriers learn more about the trade. And now, he and his partners in the Round Hill, Va., shoeing practice, Forging Ahead, have taken that belief one step further by setting up an unusual apprentice program that some other farriers might want to look to as a good working model.

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