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The Key To Soundness Is In The Heels

Providing appropriate caudal support helps keep racehorses on the track
Keeping any horse sound can be a tall order. Keeping a Thoroughbred racehorse sound is nearly impossible. That doesn’t stop Wes Champagne from trying, though. “No horseshoer can keep a horse perfectly sound,” says the Arcadia, Calif., farrier. “They all get injured eventually, but farriers can try to prolong their longevity.”
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Making His Mark as a Cutting Horse Shoer

Texas farrier Jake Whitman draws from his time as a trainer to keep these athletes going
There’s something satisfying about watching a cutting horse doing its job well. The speed, agility and balance of the horse to mirror a cut cow as it desperately tries to return to the safety of its herd is mesmerizing and thrilling all at once.
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5 Key Points Help Clear Up Radiographs For Farriers

North Carolina vet finds these tips improve understanding and communication

When a veterinarian sends you a digital radiograph, what should you be focusing your attention on?

After 29 years in equine practice, Mocksville, N.C., equine veterinarian Jim Meeker has found that there are five key parameters that farriers should be looking for on a radiograph:


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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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The Broad Application Of Duckett’s Dot

In a follow-up article, Hall Of Fame farrier David Duckett discusses how his theory still helps seeing beyond everyday work
The December 2016 issue of American Farrier’s Journal featured the article, “A Prelude To Understanding Duckett’s Dot.” Based on a presentation delivered at the 2016 Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Symposium in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Duckett touched on the history and principles of his work on the Dot.
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Evaluating Static And Dynamic Balance

California equine vet and farrier shares his systematic approach
Hoof balance is one of those topics that many footcare professionals want to learn more about, but don’t necessarily want to lead the discussion. “Hoof balance are two words that we learn not to use as much as possible,” equine veterinarian and farrier Mark Silverman told attendees at the 2016 International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio. “It’s almost impossible to come up with a consensus on how to go about addressing this issue.”
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Online Extras: December 2016 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Videos with Steve Norman discussing Thoroughbred racehorse shoeing
  • Best hoof-care tips of 2016
  • Insight from Dave Duckett
  • Video of forging techniques with John Williams
  • Dave Farley recollects his farriery career

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A Prelude To Understanding Duckett’s Dot

Hall Of Famer Dave Duckett stresses to attendees at the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners meeting to focus on the science that gives practitioners a common language to work from
There are noteworthy figures in farriery who are closely associated with significant developments. Whether it is a tool, forging technique or creative application, these people left a mark on the industry. But among these, only one name is universally recognized by farriers in association with external reference points of the foot.
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