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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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Shop Talk: March 2018

FEI Taps AAPF/IAPF As Farriers For 2018 World Equestrian Games The American and International Associa­tions of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF) will serve as the emergency farrier service providers for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C.
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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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Double-Barreled Hoof-Care Advice

Dealing with Trimming & Shoeing Woes

Whether arguing for shorter trimming intervals or using specialty shoes, knowledge is essential
As part of last winter’s sixth annual International Hoof-Care Summit, two veteran farriers tackled a number of the most frequently asked questions concerning trimming and shoeing situations.
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Back to the Basics

Clipping Criterion

Some dos and don'ts on using clips
Pulling and correctly using clips are essential skills for the modern farrier who wishes to be among the best.
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Online With The Farriers' Forum

Pulled shoes, using side clips on front shoes
Q: I need some advice with a shoeing problem. I hot shoe all my horses, as I have found this cuts down heaps on lost shoes. I have one horse, however, that constantly loses his front shoes. The shoes usually hold for the first 3 to 4 weeks, then they almost always fall off. This happens only on this particular horse that most often is ridden on rocky trails.
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