Items Tagged with 'sliding plate'


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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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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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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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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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