Items Tagged with 'Hoof Cracks'


How The Hoof Reveals Stress

While horses’ hooves undergo a lot of stress, appropriate farriery and a return to the functional foot model can help deal with signs of stress
Most people have experienced sore, aching feet at one point or another in their lives. After all, a 200-pound person exerts approximately 20 pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure on the ground.
Read More

Managing Conformational Faults: A Farrier’s Approach

Understanding deviations and their role in load distribution are critical
A horse’s conformation exerts a tremendous amount of influence on the hoof capsule, and in turn how a farrier trims and shoes the foot. Ideally, one should be able to drop a plumb line from the shoulder to the ground that bisects a distal limb that features a carpus and hoof that point forward.
Read More

Online Extras: November 2016 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Video demonstrating how to maximize rig space and propane capacity
  • Stretching exercises that will keep you in business
  • Undesirable clients and how to fire them
  • Barefoot vs. shod?
  • Tool tip videos with Roy Bloom
  • Video of Curtis Burns demonstrating a crack

Read More

Top Articles

Current Issue


American Farriers Journal

American Farriers Journal is the “hands-on” magazine for professional farriers, equine veterinarians and horse care product and service buyers.
View More

Must Read Free Eguides

Download these helpful knowledge building tools

View More
Top Directory Listings