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.
Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences unveiled the Gaylord Center for Excellence in Equine Health, which was made possible by a $1 million gift from the E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation.
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.
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.
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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From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness.