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Slick Tips for Sliding Plates

Texas farrier offers advice on how to help reining horses earn those all-important extra fractions of a point
Choosing the right sliding plate to be used on a reining horse isn't easy. Farriers must take conformation, performance, footing and other factors into consideration when shoeing these equine athletes. Because events are frequently won by fractions of a point, proper shoeing is vital.
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Briefings

With governmental agencies feeling the pain of reduced gas tax dollars, politicians in southern Indiana are blaming the use of Borium, Drill-Tek and other traction materials used on the shoes worn by horses pulling Amish buggies for tearing up the roads.
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Vet's Corner

Barefoot Versus Shod?

It depends...
The choice of having horses go barefoot vs. shod was a topic that was discussed in December during the annual meeting of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in San Antonio, Texas. It generated very informative dialog and many important questions.
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Shoeing for a Living

Farriery Farm Aid

Nebraska's Gregg Kremer started shoeing to try and save the family homestead
A few years back, Gregg Kremer was right in the middle of an unfortunate continuing economic story — and he wasn't enjoying it much.
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TAKE IT SLOW

Shoeing Reiners, Calf Ropers

Understanding how the foot and leg work together is essential before you shoe these performance horses

WHILE THE SUCCESS of top performing reiners and calf-roping horses depends on their ability to slide, several Oklahoma farriers and trainers maintain there are some distinct shoeing differences.


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