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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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Fending Off Flares

Australian farrier believes managing these hoof distortions will prevent bigger problems and alleviate most lamenesses
Flares are an all-too-common foot problem, but to David Farmilo, they are a lot more than that. The Australian farrier believes that rather than simply being a symptom of an underlying problem, flares are a major problem in and of themselves.
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More On Dubbing The Toe

Readers voice opinions on both sides of the toe dubbing controversy
We heard from readers lining up on all sides of the toe dubbing controversy after we printed the article by Oklahoma farrier and equine veterinarian Jack Roth in the January/February issue of American Farriers Journal. As is the case with many hoof-care techniques, there wasn't any agreement on what is the best approach.
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American Farriers Journal

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