Items Tagged with 'Foot preparation'


Considerations for Using Alternative Materials for Managing Leverage

The thought process for addressing leverage concerns with modern materials requires gathering information and not limiting imagination
As farriers, we know that when making shoeing choices for the horse, man­aging leverage — adding or subtracting leverage biomechanically — is part of that decision making process. We have many appliance options available to achieve our goals.
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Focusing On Foot Prep Before A Contest

Two members of the American Farriers Team discuss trimming the foot during a demonstration
At the August clinic held at Anvil Brand in Lexington, Ill., American Farriers Team members Bryan Osborne and Bodie Trnka did a live shoeing, followed by working on shoe building and modifications.
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3 Areas Of Consideration For Better Use With Adhesives

Focusing on these core areas will deliver improved success when using these materials
In his 30 years of working with adhesives, 20 of those with Vettec, Larkin Greene says there are things that must be considered before using adhesives. First, what are you trying to accomplish? You may be trying to glue-on, repair, correct, support the foot, or a combination of these and other reasons.
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Double-Platform Shoe Offers Innovative Solution For Laminitic Mare

A team effort by farriers and veterinarians found an unconventional life-saving solution for this particular horse
Dusty, a 14-year-old Paint mare with a history of laminitis, was presented as severely lame to the Lee Veterinary Clinic in Atmore, Ala. The horse was brought in when the owner found her lying down, unable to walk due to the pain in her forefeet.
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Where There's Smoke, There's Hot Fitting

The how and why of “burning” a shoe onto a foot
Just because you shape your shoes hot doesn’t mean you have to hot fit, of course. You can always let a hot shoe cool in the air or quench it in a bucket of water before you fit it to the horse — and there are times when you should do just that.
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Personalized Shoeing in Big Sky Country

Forget cookie-cutter shoeing jobs - this shoer relies on sound shoeing and forging skills, a wealth of equine education and an innovative mind to deliver premium hoof care
IF YOU'RE looking for an article about a guy who just takes keg shoes out of a box and nails them onto horses' feet, you might as well stop reading.
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