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Underused Hoof Gauge Can Boost A Farrier’s Success

This low-tech tool offers an edge when it’s time to assess a hoof and determine the work to be done
Hoof gauges might rank among the most overlooked, underused tools in farriery. Yet high-quality hoof care starts with an accurate assessment of the foot, and these tools can assist even the keenest eyes of the most skilled and experienced farriers.
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Help For That Last Furlong

Standardbred shoer says small improvements can pay off big at the track
Steve Stanley, who shoes Standardbred racehorses at the Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., likes to say that "little changes go a long way" at the racetrack.
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Steve Stanley
Shoeing for a Living

From Foal Barns to the Red Mile

Shifting the focus of his practice just a bit made shoeing more enjoyable for this Kentucky farrier
A few years ago, Steve Stanley did virtually all of his hoof-care work at racetracks. It was work he loved — and still loves — but he decided adding a little variety to his shoeing practice might be a good thing.
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