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Considerations For Using Alternative Materials For Managing Leverage

The thought process for addressing leverage concerns with modern materials requires gathering information and not limiting imagination
As farriers, we know that when making shoeing choices for the horse, man­aging leverage — adding or subtracting leverage biomechanically — is part of that decision making process. We have many appliance options available to achieve our goals.
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3 Areas Of Consideration For Better Use With Adhesives

Focusing on these core areas will deliver improved success when using these materials
In his 30 years of working with adhesives, 20 of those with Vettec, Larkin Greene says there are things that must be considered before using adhesives. First, what are you trying to accomplish? You may be trying to glue-on, repair, correct, support the foot, or a combination of these and other reasons.
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New Spin On The Steward Clog Keeps Horses Working

The Klimmick shoe has helped horses with therapeutic needs continue to work in various disciplines

The Steward clog or wooden shoe is well known for its use in laminitis treatment, but it also has proven to be a beneficial system for rehabilitation in a variety of hoof and leg conditions of equids. Farriers must address five entities to alter the 3D planar direction of hoof balance and load (to enhance hoof rehabilitation) —all of which can easily be accomplished using the roller motion Steward clog:


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Hoof-Care Email Q&A

As spring and summer weather turns warmer, what's your preferred way to store shoeing glues? What specific steps do you take to ensure that glue consistency and effectiveness won't be compromised? Does the size of the glue container need to be taken into consideration?
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Shoeing for Founder

This case deals with a seriously dropped sole, damaged hoof wall and pedal bone
I started working on Refreshing Pause (referred to here as RP) in February of 2002. She was a special horse, since she helped me find ways to assist other horses with similar problems. While RP was not my first foundered horse, she's the worst founder case that I've encountered in terms of capsular damage.
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Reliable Glue-On Shoes Require Know-How

They’re not meant to replace nails in every case, but the right glue at the right time can boost farrier and horse performance

If you’ve had troubles with glue-on shoes, listen up. “These things all work,” says Bill Kirkpatrick, general manager of Sound Horse Technologies of Unionville, Pa. To create the strongest possible bond between hoof and shoe, choose the right glue for the job at hand and mix it properly, work with clean, dry feet, and use as much surface contact area as possible, he advises.


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