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Reader Commentary: May/June 2018

The AVMA Should Reconsider Farrier Exemption Exclusion It is my belief that horsemanship is an art, not a science. This point of view shapes my concern about the proposed modifications to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA), especially regarding the farrier exemption elimination.
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Making His Mark as a Cutting Horse Shoer

Texas farrier Jake Whitman draws from his time as a trainer to keep these athletes going
There’s something satisfying about watching a cutting horse doing its job well. The speed, agility and balance of the horse to mirror a cut cow as it desperately tries to return to the safety of its herd is mesmerizing and thrilling all at once.
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Reaping The Benefits Of Hoof Mapping

Colorado farrier says ELPO method provides consistency to identify and address hoof distortions
Hoof mapping is not a new idea. During a 2016 presentation at the International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS), Steve Foxworth traced its origins to the work of pioneering farrier William Russell, as well as to more recent work by David Duckett and others.
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Hoof Trimming Via Hoof Mapping

Veteran farrier finds technique helps avoid trimming too much or too little from horses’ hooves
When trimming hooves for shoeing or for a horse that’s going barefoot, I see a lot of up-and-coming farriers go through stages of either trimming too little or too much hoof. The right touch is tough to learn.
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