Items Tagged with 'Mike Savoldi'



Managing Conformational Faults: A Farrier’s Approach

Understanding deviations and their role in load distribution are critical
A horse’s conformation exerts a tremendous amount of influence on the hoof capsule, and in turn how a farrier trims and shoes the foot. Ideally, one should be able to drop a plumb line from the shoulder to the ground that bisects a distal limb that features a carpus and hoof that point forward.
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Spotlight on Hoof-Care: Education First: It’s Not Just About Winning

Interactive clinics and competition contribute to the Northern California Classic’s 30-year tradition of continuing education

An American Farrier’s Association (AFA) certification exam and 3 days of lectures and competition marked the 30th anniversary of the Northern California Classic, the Western States Farriers Association’s (WSFA) longest running event. With a tradition of providing certification, continuing education and competition to farriers in the western United States, Shelee Lyon, secretary of the WSFA and co-organizer of the event, of Ramona, Calif., says, “We like to treat the event like a mini convention and we try to gear it more toward education than just competition.”

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Going The Distance With Endurance Horses

Understanding the horse’s conformation and the inconsistent terrain it will be racing on will keep these equine athletes going strong
Moving targets are nothing new to seasoned farriers. Many, if not most, try to apply a shoe on one every day. Yet, those who care for the feet of endurance horses might be considered sharpshooters while trying to keep these athletes competing.
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AFJ Top Search Topic: Mike Savoldi

During the previous week, "Mike Savoldi" was a top 10 searched term on the AFJ website. Footcare providers are often interested in the work performed and papers written by the California farrier and hoof researcher, especially his studies on uniform sole thickness. Because he is a popular search subject recently, we've shared an article below featuring some of his work.
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Hoof Packing

Delivering Sole Support Through Hoof Packing

Understanding the foot’s internal structures and the materials you are using is crucial for properly applying hoof packing for sole support
Regardless of the reason for using hoof packing, the options have certainly broadened since pine tar and oakum were the preferred ingredients for many applications. This is especially true when using packing to provide sole support.
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Nail Down More Footcare Knowledge

The Feb. 1 to 4, 2011, International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati offers 72 general presentations, roundtables and interactive sessions to increase your understanding of the equine foot and the mechanics of shoeing
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Hoof Dissection and Lecture

Cleveland Equine Clinic
3340 Webb Road
Ravenna, OH
United States
Contact: Roger Howard
The Mideastern Farriers Association is hosting a hoof dissection and lecture in Ravenna. Read More

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