Items Tagged with 'equine athletes'


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Strategies for Keeping Hunters and Jumpers Working

Immerse yourself in valuable practices to improve your work with equine athletes.
In this FREE 50-page guide, “Strategies for Keeping Hunters and Jumpers Working,” the American Farriers Journal pinpoints valuable, time-tested practices to help you improve your work with horses specializing in hunter and jumper competitions.
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Online Extras: January/February 2017 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Webinar with Jeff Ridley on treating hoof avulsions
  • Shoeing For A Living videos with Russ and Katie Gaudet
  • Video of Eddy Strommen demonstrating the KrosschecK Leverage Testing Device
  • Article comparing the works of David Duckett to those of William Russell
  • Veterinarians discuss soft tissue injuries of Western discipline equine athletes

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Product Knowledge

Plenty of Shoes, Plenty of Considerations

By surveying many available types of horseshoes, Mike Wildenstein reinforces the farrier’s need to analyze several hoof-care considerations
To decide and define what type of shoes to use with horses, farriers must consider several factors. What about the horse's conformation? What's required of the horse? What's its health? What is the rider's ability? And so on.
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Hoof Packing

Delivering Sole Support Through Hoof Packing

Understanding the foot’s internal structures and the materials you are using is crucial for properly applying hoof packing for sole support
Regardless of the reason for using hoof packing, the options have certainly broadened since pine tar and oakum were the preferred ingredients for many applications. This is especially true when using packing to provide sole support.
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Feeding Pony
Nutrient Strategies

Dealing With Carbohydrates, Energy and Other Nutritional Mysteries

Given the opportunity and good health, the horses you work with will choose to consume enough feed to meet their energy needs
If forages provide the “maintenance” energy that horses need for the workings of everyday life — grazing, sleeping, wandering from pasture to pasture, maintaining internal temperature — then cereal grains like oats, corn and barley are the turbo-charged portion of the diet.
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