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With lower-income backyard horse owners, how do you balance recommended therapeutic shoeing in cases of lameness with the reality of what they are willing to pay for your services?
Q. With lower-income backyard horse owners, how do you balance recommended therapeutic hoeing in cases of lameness with the reality of what they are willing to pay for your services?
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Farriers' Roundtable

I have a client with a large barn who shoes halter horses. The client wants wedge pads on her yearlings, which I don’t agree with. What’s the best way to tell her no?
Q:I have a client with a large barn who shoes halter horses. The client wants wedge pads on her yearlings, which I don’t agree with. What’s the best way to tell her no? — Michigan Farrier
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That’s a tough one. Some folks want it straight up, while others want it sugar-coated. You have to know which type they are. Be professional and show them what you’re talking about.
That’s a tough one. Some folks want it straight up, while others want it sugar-coated. You have to know which type they are. Be professional and show them what you’re talking about.
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Farriers' Roundtable

Experience! After seeing thousands of horses over the last 42 years, I use a straight bar for horses that have a sheared heel, an overreaching or forging problem.
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Farriers' Roundtable

Q: “If a horse bears more weight on the front side of the hind hoof, why do so many shoers seem to compromise this area by squaring the toes and setting the shoe back?”  —Washington Farrier
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Farriers’ Roundtable

In our practice, we work with a number of veterinarians and service several “rescue” facilities. The entire team — owner, veterinarian and farrier — must carefully evaluate each case. 

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Consult With Vets, Boost Your Shoeing Income!

Working closely with equine vets can result in an average increase of $16,621 in annual shoeing income

 While many shoers indicate their relationship with equine vets is fine, nearly everyone agrees that working together on shoeing problems depends on how willing each person is to listening to other ideas and opinions.  


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Farriers' Roundtable

“Can you have too much sole on a foundered horse?” <i> —New Mexico Farrier </i>
Since the question is regarding a foundered horse, I will assume that it is beyond laminitis and the third phalanx has rotated.
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