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Shoeing For A Living

Shoeing Sport Horses with Ty Garner

Shoeing top performance horses requires creative solutions and pursuing solid basics
Although he is based in North Florida, Ty Garner’s work isn’t fully localized — he travels to follow his clients on the circuit, taking him through the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. On this “Shoeing for a Living Day,” he shows how his daily approach relies on the basics, but also thinking how best to keep horses in the show ring.
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Using Clips as Needed, Not as Trends Dictate, Will Enable Farriers to Improve a Horse’s Hoof-Health and Performance

Hoof proportion, digital alignment and capsule health should all be considered before deciding whether to use clips and which kind
It’s not uncommon for farriers to feel pressure from clients who ask for a shoe style or trimming method because the people winning in their discipline “do it that way.” Suddenly, it becomes the “go-to” preference and influences availability of supply.
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Don’t Let The Hinds Become An Afterthought

English farrier explains how he assesses a horse behind for conformation and balance
Assessing a horse’s conformation is a staple for farriers, and for good reason. Certain conformations offer an understanding of movement, wear and potential lamenesses. “We’re all familiar with different types of conformation in the front limbs,” English farrier Sam Head told attendees at the mid-November Thoro’Bred Extravanza in Anaheim, Calif. “But how many of us truly consider the same in the horse’s hind?”
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[Podcast] An Interview with Arnie Gervasio

In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by Life Data Labs, we welcome one of the top sport horse farriers in the United States, Arnie Gervasio.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by Life Data Labs, we welcome one of the top sport horse farriers in the United States, Arnie Gervasio.
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What Makes A Good Clip?

Farriers offer critical advice on how to properly apply clipped shoes
When a well-clipped shoe is applied correctly, it sure looks sharp on a horse’s hoof. Some farriers will even go so far as to call them sexy. Proclivities aside, they serve an important function. “Clips are mainly used to improve the security of the shoe on the foot and relieve stress on the nails,” says Tucumcari, N.M., farrier Jim Keith. “They can be applied anywhere around the wall perimeter, but usually only in the anterior half due to their ability to constrict wall movement. They may be used to contain wall flares.”
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Performance And Conformation

At higher levels of competition, understanding how a horse is put together becomes increasingly important
It’s natural for hoof-care professionals to focus primarily on a horse’s lower limbs as they work, but a general knowledge of equine anatomy and conformation is also important. This knowledge becomes more critical for those who work on performance horses. The higher the level of performance, the more critical that knowledge becomes.
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Shoeing for a Living

Farrier’s Success Comes Through Diversity

By not focusing on particular disciplines, Arizona farrier Chad Lunderville has been able to grow his footcare practice over the past 20 years
During the 10 years of his childhood living on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Chad Lunderville had a clearer path for working with cows than horses. Tired of the brutal winters that hampered the dairy operation, his family moved back to Arizona, where horses gained the younger Lunderville’s attention.
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Farrier and Veterinarian: Meeting the Needs of Today's Sport Horse

Cummings School of Veterinarian Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Rd
North Grafton, MA
United States
Contact: Office of Continuing Education
The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and the Hospital for Large Animals is hosting a farrier-veterinarian clinic in North Grafton. Read More

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