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Don’t Let Quarter Cracks Slow Your Clients

Understand the pitfalls for better patching of performance horses
Understanding how quarter cracks occur is critical to managing the injury, not to mention keeping the horse going. Wellington, Fla., farrier Curtis Burns classifies quarter cracks into three categories — concussion, rotational and blunt trauma.
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Toe Grabs Up to 4 mm are OK

The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Safety Committee modifies its previous recommendation regarding toe grabs, which may lead farriers and trainers to adjust and manufacturers and dealers to scramble
Last summer, The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Safety Committee (TSC) based on recommendations from the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Shoeing and Hoof Care Committee recommended that toe grabs on the fronts of racing Thoroughbreds longer than 2 mm should be banned.
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"Handedness" in Horses

An Australian farrier's observations on side dominance in horses' feet

Horses don’t have hands, of course, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a dominant side. And this left- or right-handedness is an important concern for farriers, trainers and riders.


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