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Maximize Hoof Care by Thoroughly Evaluating the Whole Horse

Assess how balance, posture and muscular development effect the hoof capsule
Using a “big picture” approach of assessing the whole horse — from topline to toes — can identify factors in the animal’s body that might affect hoof shape and condition. Paying attention to how a horse uses its body can provide a farrier with practical insights into the best way to trim or shoe the animal to maximize its performance potential, says Mike Stine, a Marshville, N.C., farrier and own­er of Equine Dy­namics.
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Book Review: January/February 2018

Evaluating Radiographs For Equine Foot Management ­By Pete Healey
The quest to define the ideal foot and ideal balance has been the Holy Grail of horseshoeing since the late 1800s when William Russell first coined the term “balance” in the context of footcare. The dilemma facing all books on the horse’s foot has been the concept of what is a “normal” foot.
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How Yoga Can Help Your Footcare Practice

Wyoming farrier credits system of poses and breathing techniques for avoiding hip and knee surgery and prolonging his career
Long days working under horses that weigh more than 1,000 pounds take a toll on a farrier’s body. A farrier for more than 30 years, Mitch Shelhamer knows this all-too-well.
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Q&A: May/June 2017

What discipline do you find challenges you the most when the horse interferes and why?

A: Shoeing Standardbred racehorses that interfere can be the most challenging. The fact that they are moving at the fastest speeds increases the likelihood that any conformational anomalies will result in limb interference, so balancing feet with proper trim and shoes of proper weight is a must.


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Clear Up Interference

Here’s how to keep a horse from getting in its own way
Shoe horses long enough, particularly performance horses, and you’ll eventually run into a problem with interference. Two accomplished farriers — Marcus Lybarger of Venice, Fla., who also works in the Chicago area, and Tim Cable, who splits his time between Buffalo, N.Y., and Wellington, Fla. — shared their knowledge to help you meet the challenge.
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Balance and the Basics

Farrier Shayne Carter highlights several cases from his work to remind farriers it usually comes down to the basics
Payson, Utah, farrier Shayne Carter first delivered his presentation “What Is Balance?” at the 2005 American Farrier’s Association Convention. Those who see this presentation today are rewarded with 11 years of additional experience that the Hall Of Fame farrier has augmented this lecture with.
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Crossroads Farrier Supply Clinic

4/8/19
Crossroads Farrier Supply
67 Rollins Ln
Louisa, VA
United States
Contact: Anita Leckie
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