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Reader Commentary: March 2019

I’m writing to you regarding the article “A Non-Invasive Option for Correcting Foals’ Limbs,” which featured in the January/February 2019 issue of American Farriers Journal. The conservative, nonsurgical management of angular limb deformities (ALDs) by hoof trimming and/or glue-on extensions is well described in references such as “Adams’ and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses” (chapter 11).
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Rodeo Couple Turned Farrier Team Tackles Practice Together

Colby and Jess Smith of Alpine, Texas, met in New Mexico at Sul Ross State University in 2011. Colby did rodeo while studying farrier science, and Jess was a goat-tying and breakaway-roping competitor in school on a rodeo scholarship. After graduating, they went on the road and started their own farriery business, reports Texas Monthly.
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Client Questions

What are some of the best or oddest questions you've received as a farrier?
We conducted a survey with the readers of American Farriers Journal's weekly e-newsletter in which we asked farriers what are the most frequent questions that they receive from novice backyard horse owners. The 103 farriers who contributed to this survey have a combined average of 66% of backyard horses on their books. Here are all of the questions by novice horse owners, ranked in order of frequency in the survey.
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Backyard Horses

What is the common hoof-care problem you find with your backyard horses? What do you attribute these problems to?
What is the common hoof-care problem you find with your backyard horses? What do you attribute these problems to?
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More Shoers Share Their Thoughts on Signposts in the Hoof

Responses keep coming in on survey of landmarks farriers use to guide them in their hoof trimming
Last issue, we shared some of the responses we received to an e-mail we sent out asking our readers to let us know what landmarks they use to guide their trimming. Responses continue coming in and we thought we’d share some more of them with you.
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Ontario Farrier’s Association Clinic

Andrew Gismondi's
Contact: Adam McQueen
The OFA is hosting a clinic at Andrew Gismondi's. Read More

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