Blake Brown, a retired farrier from Loomis, Calif., hasn't been away from day-to-day shoeing all that long - 9 years - but in his hoof-care consulting work, he's already seen some big changes. And put that emphasis on big.
The modern horse is the result of millions of years of evolution. These large herbivores evolved on the plains of Asia and eastern Europe as a gregarious, migratory prey animal. Our only modern parallel to how this species may have existed in the natural world is the zebra of the African savanna with its similar physiology and anatomy.
Campbell, Texas, farrier and American Farriers Team member Sawyer Spradling demonstrates his approach to tuning a distorted pritchel to a punch, a skill that has served him well when he travels to clinics and competitions.
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