There are few professions tougher mentally or physically than being a professional farrier. I believe the only job remotely close would be that of a professional athlete. The daily repetitive nature of the job and an awkward working posture definitely take their toll on the farrier’s and athlete’s body.
Researchers at the University of California-Davis are preparing to begin a clinical trial of a drug they hope will become an important weapon in fighting the crippling pain that accompanies equine laminitis.
A medical viewpoint is critical in evaluating and treating the physiological issues farriers face as a group. These Hall Of Fame farriers share what they and fellow farriers have experienced during their careers.
A heart-bar horseshoe is a common solution for when the condition calls for frog support, such as laminitis or quarter cracks. Texas farrier Tommy Boudreau demonstrates his process on a St. Croix Eventer.
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