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Migrating Clients Require Farrier Communication And Collaboration

As seasons change and horses move between locations, farriers in different states must work together to keep horse hooves healthy
Farriers spend a lot of energy, effort and expertise to keep their charges’ feet in tip-top shape so that their clients can continue year-round. Some farriers have clients who opt to migrate their horses to other locations beyond their “home base” for part of the year, such as those whose clients show during the winter in Florida.
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Getting To The Bottom Of Toe Cracks

Understanding what causes the problem is critical to correcting it

Toe cracks come in different forms, but none of them look good. Some cracks are small, others are long up the wall. Some are deep and others are superficial. All of us have heard, “Can you fix that crack?” Some can be corrected, but others will die with the horse. The biggest thing we must learn is what causes the crack in the first place. It’s just as important to know where it comes from as to where it’s going.


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Tackling Hoof Cracks

A half-dozen American Farriers Journal Editorial Advisory Board members share their many years of experience in dealing with hoof cracks
Hoof cracks can occur anywhere on the hoof wall and are caused by improper mechanics, environmental extremes or pathology concerns that lead to hoof deformities that result in failure. Named for where they appear on the hoof wall, they include quarter cracks, heel cracks, bar cracks and toe cracks.
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Farriers' Roundtable

How do you deal with a horse that has a quarter crack, but you can’t patch it because of its environment or cost?
Q: How do you deal with a horse that has a quarter crack, but you can’t patch it because of its environment or cost?
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Farriers’ Roundtable

Is there anything that can be done about small cracks in the toe? I’m not talking about the bad ones. Just the small ones that farriers and owners want you to make disappear.
Is there anything that can be done about small cracks in the toe? I’m not talking about the bad ones. Just the small ones that farriers and owners want you to make disappear.
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Here are 104 Of The Best Of The Best Shoeing Ideas

At the International Hoof-Care Summit, veteran shoers shared the best shoeing tips, tricks and techniques they’ve used during their shoeing careers

IN TWO POWERFUL idea-a-minute presentations at the recent International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio, seven veteran shoers shared more than eight dozen money-making ideas.


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