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The Key To Soundness Is In The Heels

Providing appropriate caudal support helps keep racehorses on the track
Keeping any horse sound can be a tall order. Keeping a Thoroughbred racehorse sound is nearly impossible. That doesn’t stop Wes Champagne from trying, though. “No horseshoer can keep a horse perfectly sound,” says the Arcadia, Calif., farrier. “They all get injured eventually, but farriers can try to prolong their longevity.”
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The Pressure Of High Stakes

Next week, California Chrome goes for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes. Getting less attention in the press is the work of the horse's farrier, Judd Fisher. That's not unexpected. The joke has always been that a farrier never gets attention unless there is a "problem" with the foot.


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