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12 Reasons Why Stumbling May Not Be A Horseshoeing Problem

Before you follow an owner’s or trainer’s instructions to modify a shoe, consider these other reasons why a horse is stumbling
Farriers often hear an owner say, "My horse stumbled, so my trainer said to tell you to rocker the toes." Many trainers and owners believe that a rolled or rocker toe is all that is needed to "correct" stumbling.
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Solving the Mystery of Lost Shoes

Educating your clients about how this happens will enable your business to run more smoothly
Lost horseshoes are a nightmare for horse owners as well as horseshoers. For the horse owner it never fails to happen at the most inopportune time.
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The Earth is Not Flat

Meaning horses spend very little time moving over level ground — something Scott Lampert says you need to keep in mind while your shoeing

Farriers do a lot of things on the level. They shoe horses standing on mats. They evaluate a horse as it’s walked on level ground, toward and away from them. If they look at a radiograph, odds are every effort was made to make sure the horse’s foot was level when it was shot.


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