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Hoof Beats

Conformational Corrections in Foals

Hoof-care professionals and horse owners can resolve early developmental issues through team approach
With foaling season once again upon us it is a good idea to revisit strategies for conformational corrections. The first important aspect is regular farrier visits and daily farm inspections.
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A Level Hoof

The hoof of any equine athlete adapts to the forces upon it. Looking at a single hoof from different views, a farrier can assess it for levelness and sometimes gain opposing opinions from those views.
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A Level Hoof?

The hoof of any equine athlete adapts to the forces upon it. We look at a single hoof from different views to assess it for level and sometimes gain opposing opinions from those views.
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Hoof Beats: Warm Nails

Every farrier, particularly the paddock blacksmith, has been in a spot where they had to say a little prayer while driving a horseshoe nail. However, when nail placement is optional, it is best to make use of the proper areas of hoof wall. Ideally, nails should be placed more towards the toe than the heel.
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Hoof Beats: Point Of View

Foal conformation can change depending on one’s perspective
Extreme weather like we have been seeing this summer can affect the horse's hooves mightily. Obviously, the most affected horses are those who are out in it more.
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Feet Move, Nails Don’t

Place nails to accommodate the natural function of a hoof, not hinder it
Scott Lampert, a farrier with 30 years of experience, remembers an important, long-ago shoeing lesson as if it happened yesterday. At the time, Lampert served a high-profile client with one of the top hunters in the country who had qualified for the indoor finals in Washington and New York.
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