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Bringing The Hoof To Scientific Research

AFA Research Committee offers tips to make literature easier to understand
When paging through farriery texts that are more than a century old, readers will note that much of the knowledge that’s contained within is not so different than what is taught today.
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Common Hoof Beliefs — Uncommon Measurements

Digital imaging and measuring software present a challenge to six farriery adages
Humans seem to be drawn toward simplifying rules of thumb in all aspects of life. In farriery, such rules of thumb tell us that certain aspects of the hoof should be "balanced 50-50" or "align in a straight line" or "should be parallel."  Whether or not there are careful measurements to back up such statements, such assertions have a certain allure and "sound right" to many people. After a while, such beliefs become second nature to many practitioners.
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