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Summit Delivers Powerful Takeaways For Attendees

Industry professionals share some of the ideas they learned that will most benefit their practices
Another record number of equine hoof-care professionals invested in their continuing education in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the 15th annual International Hoof-Care Summit for “Sound Strategies For Better Footcare.” A wealth of information from some of the most knowledgeable hoof-care experts in the world was offered up to the 1,270 attendees from 18 countries.
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15 Tips When Working Aluminum

Working aluminum shoes can be difficult when heating or moving your stock creates problems rather than pliable material
Working aluminum shoes can be difficult when heating or moving your stock creates problems rather than pliable material. Oftentimes the aluminum is too hot, not hot enough, unevenly heated, sticks to your pritchel or has wobbly nail holes.
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Matching The Shoe To The Job

Experienced farriers say the choice should be based on a number of factors, many of which have nothing to do with the shoe itself
There is no shortage of horseshoes, in size, style or material. It will take no more than a few minutes inside a well-stocked supply store to convince anyone of that. Jeff Ridley, a farrier from Leighton, Iowa, recently was struck by that fact during a clinic at Anvil Brand’s headquarters in Lexington, Ill. The clinician was Shayne Carter of West Mountain, Utah.
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European Farriers Like Options With Different Aluminum Shoe Alloy

Some European and North American farriers working with sport horses and therapeutic concerns are hot seating shoes manufactured from a heavier and tougher aluminum alloy
Much of the progress made in any field is often based on the ideas and efforts that are developed by highly skilled individuals. One such individual in the equine footcare area is Antoine Corona, a talented French farrier who had a vision more than 15 years ago for developing better horseshoes.
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Working With Aluminum? Consider TIG Welding

Massachusetts farrier Mike Phillips finds that TIG welding can connect aluminum shoes and creative therapeutic applications
At the 2013 International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot, veterinarians, researchers and farriers delivered talks that covered a wide range of topics covering biomechanics, pathologies and treatments.
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Plenty of Shoes, Plenty of Considerations

By surveying many available types of horseshoes, Mike Wildenstein reinforces the farrier’s need to analyze several hoof-care considerations
To decide and define what type of shoes to use with horses, farriers must consider several factors. What about the horse's conformation? What's required of the horse? What's its health? What is the rider's ability? And so on.
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Sorting Out Your Welding Choices

With lots of options, the key is finding the system that best fits the needs of your practice and the limits of your pocketbook
Welding equipment is almost standard equipment at Standardbred tracks, where track farriers weld Borium to shoes for traction and make other modifications throughout busy days. Here Terry Burger adds Borium to shoes in his shop at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino near Pittsburgh, Pa.
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