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How to Make an Open Toe Heart-Bar Shoe

Ohio farrier-veterinarian offers an option to support an acutely lame horse
Farriers have a variety of shoeing options to consider when providing mechanical support to an acutely lame horse. Depending on the horse’s specific circumstances and the farrier’s particular skill set, a hand-forged heart-bar shoe or modified keg shoe may offer a solution. Ohio certified journeyman farrier and equine veterinarian Adam Pendleton has found open toe heart-bar shoes can be a useful application in certain cases.
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Three-Ring Farrier

Shoeing for a circus provides farrier Steve Wiberg with the chance to get out of the norm and meet farriers throughout the nation
Any boy worth his salt in snips and snails and puppy dog tails has dreamed of running away with the circus. For most of us, mortgages, car payments and other lackluster adult concerns eventually replace any aspirations we had of joining the circus.
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Unsticking the Doubts About Hoof Adhesives

Knowing the properties of the available glues can help farriers make the right choices for effective, lasting glue-on shoes and hoof repairs

The arrival of horseshoe glues and hoof-repair materials more than 30 years ago revolutionized the centuries-old practice of farriery for shoers who dared take a chance on the materials. Adhesives replaced nails on many thin-walled or diseased hooves, and epoxy putties, as they were sometimes called, made rebuilding a foot possible in ways never before imagined.


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