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[Video] Spiral Shoe

The Hall of Fame horseshoer from Scotland demonstrates his placement of the spiral shoe he used to address a coffin joint issue.
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Heard at the Summit

Shoeing Around the Coffin Joint

Scottish farrier Jim Ferrie says to let the coffin joint guide you when tackling cases of imbalance
The coffin joint is the most distal joint in the equine limb and, consequently, comes under a tremendous amount of pressure from above.
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My 20 Summit "Hey" Moments

The seventh installment of the International Hoof-Care Summit provided many sessions that resonated with this Hall Of Famer
Have you ever picking up a plate at an upscale dinner buffet and perused the offerings when you are very hungry? Your first impulse is to try to devour everything before you because it all looks so good. After you realize that is impossible, you have to make some difficult decisions on what to load on your plate.
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2 Super Speakers, 8 Great Topics

An outstanding farrier from Scotland and a popular hoof researcher from Canada are already lined up as part of the in-depth program at next winter’s seventh annual International Hoof-Care Summit
The program for next winter’s International Hoof-care Summit is already starting to take shape. The dates for this seventh annual event are Feb. 2 to 5, 2010, and the location is Cincinnati, Ohio.
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DVD Reviews

These reviews offer valuable insight into DVDs that are worth viewing in two categories: professional farrier category for those wishing to learn more about shoeing ideas, and the horse owner category for those hoof-care professionals wanting to provide clients with new ideas on understanding corrective shoeing ideas.
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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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No Fooling, It's a Fishtail Shoe

Calgary Mail-In Event focuses on an unusual challenge
This year, farriers taking part in the Calgary Mail-In Forging Exercise will be angling for the top spot as they build a fishtail bar shoe.
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Expand Your Forging Skills By Mail

As part of this year's mail-in forging exercise, you'll receive a personalized analysis of your forging skills without even leaving home
If you want to know the many benefits of being part of this year's mail-in forging exercise, nobody can explain it better than shoers who've been a part of this remarkable event over the past 6 years.
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Shoeing Around the World

Here’s how footcare is being done in nearly a dozen other countries, including a look at the growing popularity of cold shoeing

When it comes to footcare work, there are probably more similarities than differences among top shoers from around the world.


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Shoes or Slippers

Comfortable feet come from shoeing to the properly determined conformation of each individual horse
Providing comfortable shoes is an issue of anatomy that goes beyond a horse’s foot — all the way up its leg and into the shoulder, according to Jim Ferrie, an International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame member living and working in Newmilns, Ayrshire, Scotland.
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