Items Tagged with 'quarter clips'



Using Clips as Needed, Not as Trends Dictate, Will Enable Farriers to Improve a Horse’s Hoof-Health and Performance

Hoof proportion, digital alignment and capsule health should all be considered before deciding whether to use clips and which kind
It’s not uncommon for farriers to feel pressure from clients who ask for a shoe style or trimming method because the people winning in their discipline “do it that way.” Suddenly, it becomes the “go-to” preference and influences availability of supply.
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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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Toe Clips Vs. Side Clips

While the battle lines have apparently been drawn between European and American interests, an argument over whether toe or side clips are best led several high level trainers and riders to switch farriers earlier this year.
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Back To Basics

Building A User-Friendly Hospital Plate

ANYTIME THE SENSITIVE structures on the bottom of the horse’s foot are exposed, it is a good idea to protect them. There are various ways to protect the foot, including bandages and pads, however almost every farrier will encounter a time when the hospital plate is the ideal method.
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Rely On Concave To Grab More Ground

So why has it taken North American farriers so long to grab onto concave, the most English of all shoes?
While concave shoes have been popular for decades in the United Kingdom, they're only now starting to catch on among American shoers.
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Research Journal

Bone scans have proven effective in identifying the source of pain in many difficult-to-diagnose lameness cases. Because foot lameness is frequently bilateral, comparing the intensity of uptake between left and right limbs to identify “hot spots” — as is typically done — can be misleading.
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Passing The Bar

When starting your shoeing display, the bar shoe is the place to begin
Cut five pieces of 5/16-by-3/4-inch bar stock, 14 inches long. By making at least five shoes, there is a good chance that you will have one that is worthy of your display, and the rest can probably be used in your business.
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Fitting Clips

Drawing the clip is only part of the job, making it fit properly on the foot is key
IN THE September/October issue, we described the process of how to make a clip shoe. Now let's discuss how to fit the clip on the foot.
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