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Defining The Hoof Quarters

The prevalence of caudal foot problems leads Hall Of Fame farrier to spell out the critical, yet elusive, description
The front half of a horse’s hoof has been the center of trimming and shoeing discussions for quite some time. Specifically, finding the ideal breakover point has been the focus of countless conversations and endless training. Lafayette, Ind., farrier Danvers Child points out that the vast majority of hoof issues occur in the back half of the foot, not the front.
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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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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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Reaping The Benefits Of Hoof Mapping

Colorado farrier says ELPO method provides consistency to identify and address hoof distortions
Hoof mapping is not a new idea. During a 2016 presentation at the International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS), Steve Foxworth traced its origins to the work of pioneering farrier William Russell, as well as to more recent work by David Duckett and others.
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Hot Topics From AFJ’s Blog

A look at our most popular online blogs from the past year, with a fresh perspective
Each week, American Farriers Journal editors discuss the latest events, hot topics and hoof-care techniques in our electronic newsletter.
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Duckett's Dot Still Hot

As has been the case for a number of years, there's still considerable interest and controversy among farriers when it comes to the theories behind Duckett's Dot. But there's no doubt the concept has played a key role in the evaluation of the horse's hoof.


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Duckett Vs. Russell

Similar or not, comparing the hoof balancing ideas William Russell used almost 100 years ago and those advocated today by David Duckett have resulted in considerable confusion.
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