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Applying the Heart-Bar Horseshoe

Therapeutic shoe can be a helpful solution in certain hoof-care cases, but a detriment if incorrectly applied

The heart-bar shoe is arguably one of the most used and recognized therapeutic shoes in modern farriery. The late Burney Chapman popularized the use of the heart bar. The Lubbock, Texas, farrier reintroduced the shoe to the farrier industry, most notably at the 1984 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention with fellow legend Dr. George Platt.

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Understand Breakover and the Implications of Manipulating it

Definitions vary among hoof-care professionals, but improperly influencing it can produce significant problems
Life would be simpler if the definition of breakover, as it relates to horses, is as unambiguous as Merriam-Webster’s entry of breakover, as it relates to publishing. The dictionary describes breakover as, “the portion of a newspaper or magazine story continued on another page.” This leaves little room for interpretation.
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Path To Higher Education Pays Off For English Farrier

Mark Aikens successfully finishes an exhaustive 3-year journey toward farrier science degree
Mark Aikens of Norwich, England, recently earned his foundation degree (equivalent to an associate's degree in the United States) in farrier science from Myerscough College in Preston, England. The intensive, 3-year program is offered only to qualified, working farriers as a way for them to further their education.
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Iowa State Clinic March 2018

A number of farriers from around the Midwest participated and competed in the annual Iowa Professional Farriers Association annual clinic and contest at Iowa State University. Birmingham, England, farrier Wayne Preece focused on farriery for correct biomechanical function.

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