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Hoof Beats: Point Of View

Foal conformation can change depending on one’s perspective
Extreme weather like we have been seeing this summer can affect the horse's hooves mightily. Obviously, the most affected horses are those who are out in it more.
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[Podcast] An Interview With Mitch Taylor

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by the International Hoof-Care Summit, we welcome the owner and operator of the Kentucky Horseshoeing School, Mitch Taylor.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by the International Hoof-Care Summit, we welcome the owner and operator of the Kentucky Horseshoeing School, Mitch Taylor.
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Building His Own Style In Southern California

California farrier Tim Shannon says the knowledge he has gained from others has helped develop his footcare philosophy

There are obvious advantages for farriers who grew up around horses and entered the trade at a young age. They should be further ahead in several aspects of farriery than their counterparts who entered the profession later in life. The earlier someone can build their knowledge of equine anatomy and skills trimming and shoeing feet, the greater the likelihood of success as a farrier.


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Rehabilitating Equine Tendon Injuries

Equine veterinarian Roland Thaler delivers an overview of the process for diagnosing and overcoming this issue
The tendons of the lower leg are one of the most crucial parts of the equine anatomy. Responsible for the elastic recall crucial for locomotion, healthy tendons are mandatory for a sound horse.
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Equine Anatomy

The Mystery Of Moisture And The Equine Foot

Science doesn’t provide instant support to the commonly held beliefs of many farriers, but that may not mean those observations are wrong
Farriers in show barns rail against horses that are bathed too often, while shoers in dry, arid areas sometimes ask owners to let water troughs overflow a bit so horses will have to stand in water or mud while drinking, giving their feet a chance to get some moisture. Some hoof coatings are touted for holding in moisture, while others keep it out.
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