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Arizona Farrier Empowers Native American Youth Through Hoof Care

Indigenous nonprofit offers farrier courses on reservations across the country

George Goode, an 83-year-old member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, founded the Native American Horse Education Foundation to teach Indigenous youth how to care for and shoe their horses, giving young farriers the tools to start their own businesses. 

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Corrective Shoeing Can Alleviate Locking Stifles

The stifle joint in a horse's hind leg corresponds anatomically to the knee joint in the human leg. However, instead of appearing halfway down the limb like the human knee, the horse's stifle doesn't even look like a joint because it is hidden within the structure of the horse's upper hind leg.
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International Hoof-Care Summit Delivers On Its Promise Of Ideas

Presenters and attendees from around the globe gather to share their thoughts on doing right by the horse in ways old and new

The 2008 International Hoof-Care Summit again lived up to its name. The event’s emphasis on high-quality education drew nearly 800 dedicated hoof-care professionals. They came from almost every state in the U.S. and 15 foreign countries, including such faraway spots as Japan, South Africa, Australia, China and numerous European nations.

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Shoeing for the Trail

Horses who are used by their owners in shows as well as for pleasure can present a real challenge for farriers
Trail riding ranks high on the list of things horse owners do with their horses — no matter what other riding discipline they may be involved in. In fact, it’s thought that getting out of the ring is good for everyone — mentally as well as physically.
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A Pain in the Back End

Four veterinarians discuss the all-too-common problem of palmar foot pain

How many horses in your practice battle palmar foot pain, riding that razor edge between working soundness and days off? Pain originating in the palmar or rearward section of the foot isn’t a very specific diagnosis, but it certainly affects a lot of horses — and thereby a lot of farriers.

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Shoeing For A Living

A Cold Day in Horse Heaven

Lexington, Ky., horseshoer turned vet devotes practice to footcare
It's a bright but cold Kentucky morning as I head out of Lexington in the direction of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, where I’m to hook up with Scott Morrison for a highly unusual “Shoeing For A Living” day.
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