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Hoof Beats: Warm Nails

Every farrier, particularly the paddock blacksmith, has been in a spot where they had to say a little prayer while driving a horseshoe nail. However, when nail placement is optional, it is best to make use of the proper areas of hoof wall. Ideally, nails should be placed more towards the toe than the heel.
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Hammering it Home

Manufacturers offer tips and advice on selecting the right nail for the job and putting it in the right place
Certain things about horseshoeing never seem to change, and among those are the traditional guidelines for nailing.
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Super Soaker

Tips, tactics and techniques for dealing with waterlogged hooves, no matter the environment
When people think about environmental factors that play a role in degrading the integrity of the hoof, most think about the things like rocky terrain, sandy oil and icy, slippery conditions.
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When it comes to addressing stabilization of the hoof and distal phalanx in laminitis cases, Pat Riley likes to take radiographs before and after every trimming and shoeing.


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Anatomy of a Nail Hole

Punching a nail hole seems simple, but plenty can go wrong
Most top forging hands will agree that making a perfect plain stamped shoe can be one of the toughest things to do. While it seems like this should be one of the easiest shoes to make, it isn’t.
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