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How Modifications Affect Breakover

This study examines the effects of front shoe-surface modifications in the sport horse on the speed of breakover during the walk and trot on artificial and solid surfaces

In recent history, shoeing has had two primary requirements: protect the hoof capsule and alter the horse’s performance (Adams and Stashak, 2002). When it comes to enhancing performance and altering kinematics, toe-surface modifications are of key importance in the veterinary and farrier professions (Hüppler et al., 2016).


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Shop Talk: July/August 2020

Two farriers, Lee Collins and Peter Day, recently co-authored a paper that was published in The Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. The paper, which is titled “The Effect on Tungsten Road Nails on Locomotor Biomechanics in Horses Moving on Tarmac Surface,” examines how road nails impact the horse’s movement symmetry.
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AFA Research Grant Promotes In-Depth Study

Does it ever boil your bologna when a client asks why you did something a certain way, and you don’t have a scientific study to back up your reasoning? What if you could conduct the study and publish it for other farriers to read, review and use?
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Farrier Research Program Off To Strong Start

In 2017, the Royal Veterinary College launched a Graduate Diploma in Equine Locomotor Research. After successfully launching this program for farriers in the United Kingdom, the program expanded a second course in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania.
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Farriers Research Each Day, Why Not Document It?

Collecting and sharing data improves the life of the horse and the industry
Conducting research has a reputation for being a daunting task. Most farriers even find it intimidating. Yet, hoof-care and research share common ground. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary de­fines research as, a “studious inquiry or examination; especially [an] investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts, or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws.”
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